how to know if there is a cd inside the cdwriter
drio at perpels.com
Sun May 18 02:16:28 PDT 2003
On Sun, May 18, 2003 at 02:04:17AM -0400, Bob Hall wrote:
> David Rio <drio at perpels.com> writes:
> > I am writing a little script to backup my data. I would like
> > to know if there is a CD inside the cdwriter before launch the
> > burn process. Any idea?
> Here's a snippet from a bash script I use to do the same thing with
> a dvd burner. The burner is external, so the script has alread checked
> to see if the burner is mounted.
> melding=$(sudo mount -t ufs -o rw /dev/cd0a $montering_punkt 2>&1)
> #Om mount ikke returnerer 0, er noe galt.
> if [ $? -ne 0 ]
> if [ "$melding" = "mount: /dev/cd0a: Device not configured" ]
I have received another answer from Lowell Gilbert that point me to use
"cdcontrol info" and then parse the output. This one is good too.
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