About cdrecord -atip and -minfo
> > not fixely standardized output of cdrecord -atip.
> > My backup tool is [was] grep'ing for "^ Is erasable".
> Maybe, I should go back to the old string at least for the -atip
> code as e.g. non-MMC drives stilll use the old string.
This seems to be a good idea.
As your long time user and frontened programmer i would
appreciate if the traditional ways of reporting media info
stay available and compatible.
As your imitator i learned that other frontends do
interpret those messages and try to act accordingly.
> This is what -minfo currently prints for an appendable
> multi-border DVD+R:
I understand -minfo shall become a new general source of
The current man-page entry for "-minfo" is still a bit
sparse. So i assume the format is not fixely determined
yet. It would need to be open for future media, anyway.
Maybe you should strive for something like the e-mail
headers: Some of them are standardized by RFCs, some are
plain freestyle of mail tools. Heavy evolution, total mess
- but i can still pick from them the information i need.
For CD media, that could be something like :
Media-Profile: 000Ah CD-RW
Media-Profile: 0008h CD-ROM
Media-Write-Status: is written
Media-Close-Status: is appendable
Media-Reuse: is erasable
Media-Content-Layout: Session Track Type Start End Size
Media-Content-Track: 1 1 data 0 55253 55254
Media-Content-Track: 5 5 data 77434 80515 3082
The most important headers and their meaning should be described
in man cdrecord. Frontend programmers will love it.
Have a nice day :)