No good CD-Rom copy software

Karl F. Larsen klarsen1 at
Sat Jun 27 15:16:59 UTC 2009

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Michael M. Moore wrote:
> On Sat, 2009-06-27 at 06:29 -0600, Karl Larsen wrote:
>>         So this is where we are today. No way to copy a CD on Ubuntu
>> Jaunty or Hardy. We need man cdrecord again.
> man wodim
>                wodim is used to record data or audio Compact Discs on an
>         Orange Book CD-Recorder or to write DVD media  on  a
>         DVD-Recorder.
> wodim is the replacement for cdrecord.  Usually, /usr/bin/cdrecord is
> symlinked to /usr/bin/wodim so that older programs that look for
> 'cdrecord' will use wodim instead.  You might want to check whether that
> symlink exists, if you need it.
> I used to use cdw on Debian.  Never failed, though I remember once I had
> to re-create the above-mentioned symlink because it disappeared somehow.
> cdw is just one alternative if you don't want to use wodim from the
> command line.  I'm sure there are others.  But you may find it simpler
> to use wodim directly.
> $ aptitude show cdw
> Package: cdw
> State: not installed
> Version: 0.3.3-2
> Priority: optional
> Section: universe/otherosfs
> Maintainer: Ubuntu MOTU Developers <ubuntu-motu at>
> Uncompressed Size: 209k
> Depends: genisoimage, libc6 (>= 2.4), libcdio7, libncursesw5 (>= 5.6
> +20071006-3), wodim
> Conflicts: cdw-common, gcdw
> Replaces: cdw-common, gcdw
> Description: Tool for burning CD's - console version
>  Ncurses-based frontend for wodim and genisoimage. It can handle audio
> and data CD burning, through a CD image or directly from
>  the files.
> Homepage:
	Yes things have changed. Here is how it is on Hardy:

karl at karl-hardy:~$ ls -al /usr/bin/wodim
- -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 359116 2008-02-29 23:22 /usr/bin/wodim
karl at karl-hardy:~$ locate cdrecord
karl at karl-hardy:~$ ls -al /usr/bin/cdrecord
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 5 2008-06-14 11:17 /usr/bin/cdrecord -> wodim
karl at karl-hardy:~$

	It is clear that cdrecord calls wodim. Now wodim is newer than cdrecord
but I think it works not as good!

73 Karl

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