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Re: [vox-tech] IDE cdrw/dvdrw

On 2004.04.02 07:52, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
On Thu 01 Apr 04,  8:13 AM, Ken Bloom <kabloom@ucdavis.edu> said:
> One cool thing is that you can now just specify the device file for
> the cd drive, instead of having to scanbus and choose something like
> 0,5,0.
> Consider the following lines from my ~/bin/backup as an example:
> mkisofs -r -J -l -o ${TMPDIR}/backup.iso -C \
>    `cdrecord -msinfo dev=/dev/cdroms/cdrom0` \
>    -M /dev/cdroms/cdrom0 $BACKUP_FILE $BACKUP_ETC
> cdrecord -v -multi speed=8 dev=/dev/cdroms/cdrom0 -data
> (Once again, udev with the devfs naming scheme should explain the
> device file names, you can just use /dev/hdc - assuming that's where
> your device file is)

ken, that's pretty cool.

i didn't know that udev was ready for prime time.  i think i'll still
wait a bit before playing around with it.  i spent way too much time
with devfs only to learn a year later that it was being deprecated...
They're still working out the bugs in udev in debian unstable. You should probably wait a while.

ken, why do you use -J and -l together?  isn't joliet capable of
handling longer filenames than 31 characters?
I think I did it just in case I run across some reader that doesn't read the joliet extensions. But since I'm not likely to do that with my backups, I don't know why I did it. Just 'cause...

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