Is that possible to get an alternative to the command dd to burn an iso image including some options:

Detect the burning device , Burn an iso image and eject the CD from the command line?

  • Which Linux distrubution? May 4, 2016 at 13:55
  • @EightBitTony Debian jessie , KDE environnement.
    – GAD3R
    May 4, 2016 at 13:56

2 Answers 2


In KDE the reference CD burning software is K3b, which is packaged in Debian as k3b.

On the command-line you'd probably use cdrkit (the main package is called wodim).

  • Thank you @Stephen Kitt and @EightBitTony , using the command wodim we can detect , burn and eject the disk by adding the following options --devices and -eject
    – GAD3R
    May 5, 2016 at 8:35

For basic burning, Debian has at least the following tools,

wodim -v dev=/dev/sr0 -dao /home/user/file.iso

cdrskin -v dev=/dev/sr0 -dao /home/user/file.iso

xorriso -as cdrecord -v dev=/dev/sr0 -dao /home/user/file.iso

I don't know if they support all the features you require. You can get more details from the Debian site.

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