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HOWTO: burn an iso file from the command-line

Put this in the ‘post it here so I won’t forget it’ section, here I show how to use cdrecord to burn an ISO from the commandline. When I download an ISO I hate having to open the cdburning program and get everything configured to burn, I’d rather shoot off a one liner, that’s what this is all about.

cdrecord -v speed=24 dev=/media/cdrom filename.iso

And for extra credit, I now have a shell script called burnit.sh that just contains the following:

cdrecord -v speed=24 dev=/media/cdrom ${1}
exit 0

To burn a downloaded ISO you just need to issue something like this:

./burnit.sh filename.iso