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cdtool is a free software package to control the audio functions of an attached CDROM drive from the command line in a quick and scriptable way. cdtool consists of several programs. Actually, most of them are really one program that can be called with multiple different names.
cdtool includes these commands:
See README for more information.
(2006-08-09) cdtool 2.1.8 released.
(2005-11-09) cdtool 2.1.8pre4 released.
(2005-10-18) cdtool 2.1.8pre3 released.
This release includes some minor improvements and a GPL-relicensed cdown.c.
This is the first release after a long time of inactivity. Sorry about the delay! In part this is because my (Max's) new laptop (and main development machine) doesn't have a CD-ROM built in, which means I don't get to use cdtool as often anymore. If anyone reading this is interested in picking up more active development, please let me know.
This release might work on Solaris, please let us know how it goes.
The lasted released version is 2.1.8 and can be obtained from
See "Development" below for how to get the latest development version of cdtool.
cdtool-devel is a mailinglist for users and developers of cdtool. If you have ideas about how cdtool could improve or what features are missing, have code to contribute or problems using it, send a message here.
cdtool development takes place in a public Subversion repository. The latest development version is available in the directory /public/cdtool/trunk/. You can check it out using:
The latest version for Debian, which will at some point be going into unstable, is developed in the directory /public/cdtool/trunk-debian. Check it out using:
You can also browse the repository here.