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How do you clone an audio CD from the command line (CLI)?

Asked by , Edited by Fernando C. Estrada [ Admin ]

Hi,

As the title says, how do you clone an audio CD using the command line (CLI)?

Thanks!.
 

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linulin
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What do you mean by “clone”? Create another identical audio CD, or copy music tracks onto HDD, possibly encoding them to mp3, ogg, flac, etc. format?

zack
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I’m quite sure it means creating another audio CD, so not ripping or the like

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gabe [ Editor ]

Find out where your CD-ROM lives. For instance, if it's at /dev/sdc:

Just do dd if=/dev/sdc of=cdimage.img.  Cloned. 


Then to burn copies, cdrecord -v cdimage.img.

This way you get exact copies, without all the audio conversion nonsense.
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benh
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Debian provides ‘wodim’ instead of ‘cdrecord’, due to hostile behaviour by the upstream developer of cdrtools.

helmut
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This does not work with audio CDs. The cdimage will be empty, cause there is no data track.

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