I want to learn which media my optical device can read and write to?

  • It appears this Q is Linux-based, based on the accepted Answer. – Jeff Schaller Aug 14 '16 at 19:45
  • um, yes, unix.stackexchange.com – Mario Kamenjak Aug 14 '16 at 21:02
  • Versus Solaris or HP-UX or AIX, all of which would have different commands for this. – Jeff Schaller Aug 14 '16 at 21:03
  • Oh well, sorry. – Mario Kamenjak Aug 15 '16 at 8:30

Use lshw!


lshw -class disk

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