Burn a CD/DVD ISO image file from the command line using wodim

Install wodim; its name is derived from Write data to Optical DIsk Media. This utility has many options; in a simple setup it figures out what you want to do and does it.

To burn an ISO image file, first determine the device name of the CD/DVD:

$ wodim --devices
wodim: Overview of accessible drives (1 found) :
 0  dev='/dev/scd0'     rwrw-- : '_NEC' 'DVD_RW ND-2510A'

Then, burn ISO image file:

$ wodim dev=/dev/scd0 -v -data name.of.file.iso

Replace -data with -audio to burn .wav files. That’s it!

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