Re: [PATCH] growisofs error and dvd+rw-format manual page
> added you into footer as "consultant"
Then i have to work a bit more to deserve the title.
> dvd+rw-format [...] allows to [...] blank already
> written DVD-RW, DVD+RW and DVD-RAM media.
Blanking in the meaning of MMC applies only to DVD-RW.
The man page advises growisofs or dd for erasing data on BD-RE,
DVD+RW, DVD-RW or DVD-RAM.
> It is not possible to format CD-RW by dvd+rw-format,
> you can use cdrskin, xorriso or wodim utility instead, see
> section EXAMPLES.
That's for blanking CD-RW, not for formatting.
UDF tools has a program cdrwtool which can format CD-RW.
Its man page advises
cdrwtool -d /dev/cdrom -q
This seems to include creation of an UDF filesystem, which one
could later erase like with DVD-RAM.
> Blanking is used automatically in case of BD and
> DVD+RW media.
I fail to understand this statement.
Neither BD-R, nor BD-RE, nor DVD+RW can be blanked.
One can overwrite data on BD-RE and DVD+RW. Rather not on BD-R.
(Well, one can by POW but the "orphanage" would get an overrun
if this is done with gigabytes of data.)
> consulted by Thomass Schmitt <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
One "s" too many with "Thomas". :))
Have a nice day :)