blanking DVD+RW

Garrett Cooper youshi10 at
Thu Aug 18 16:12:49 GMT 2005

On Aug 18, 2005, at 8:40 AM, Marc Fonvieille wrote:
On Thu, Aug 18, 2005 at 11:24:15AM -0400, Claudio Discepola wrote:

Hi Marc,

   Thanks for the quick reply.  I notice for DVD-RW it is possible to
return its "Disc status" to "blank" by running:
"cdrecord -v dev=0,0,0 blank=all"

This command doesn't work for DVD+RW however. So I guess it is never
possible to return a +RW to its original 'blank' status?

It seems to be the case, even if you try to force a formatting operation
(which should be avoided).


There was an additional package which you could install with dvd+rw- 
tools I think that allowed you to erase DVDs of all shapes and  
flavors if the burner supported it. However, I've never personally  
used it and can't verify if my memory is correct or not. However, it  
should be in ports if you search for it.

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