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CDSPLIT(1)		    General Commands Manual		    CDSPLIT(1)

NAME
       cdsplit	-  Copy	 the  output of	any shell command onto one or more CD-
       R(W)s

SYNOPSIS
       cdsplit [ -1, --single ]	[ -b, --blank ]	[ -h, --help ] [ -I,  --no-iso
       ] [ -n, --name=NAME ] [ -s, --speed=SPEED ] [ -S, --cdsize=SIZE ] [ -t,
       --test ]	[ -V, --version	] [ -w,	--workdir=PATH ] DEVICE	COMMAND

OPTIONS
       -1, --single
	      Burn the last disk in single session mode.  Normally,  the  last
	      disk  is	burned	in  multisession mode, allowing	for additional
	      data to be appended to the end of	it.

       -b, --blank
	      Blank all	disks before writing.

       -h, --help
	      Show usage message and quit.

       -I, --no-iso
	      This option can only be used in  conjunction  with  --test.   It
	      prevents	the  input chunks from being rolled up into ISO	files.
	      By default, ISO 9660 images are created, ready to	be burned onto
	      CD.

       -n, --name=NAME
	      Set the filename prefix to be used on the	CD.  If	the entire im-
	      age fits on one CD then this will	be the actual filename on that
	      CD.   Otherwise,	a  dot and the disk number will	be appended to
	      the end of each filename.	 The default filename prefix  is  'cd-
	      bkup'.

       -s, --speed=SPEED
	      Set the burn speed.  The default is 2.

       -S, --cdsize=SIZE
	      Specify  the  size  of the output	media in bytes.	 Normally, cd-
	      split attempts to	autodetect the size of the disk	and uses a de-
	      fault  of	650,000,000 bytes if autodetection fails.  This	option
	      disables autodetection.

	      Unless --no-iso is specified, SIZE must be large enough  to  ac-
	      count for	both high-level	and low-level filesystem overhead.  So
	      you should expect	any ISO	images	to  be	significantly  smaller
	      than the given value.  If	--no-iso is specified then SIZE	is the
	      exact maximum filesize.

       -t, --test
	      Do not use the CD-ROM burner.  In	this mode, the backup proceeds
	      normally,	 except	that the backup	files are saved	to the current
	      directory	instead	of being burned	onto CD-R(W)s.	The output  is
	      normally	packaged up into ISO images, unless --no-iso is	speci-
	      fied.

	      If -t is used, the following options are ignored:	-1, -b,	-s.

       -V, --version
	      Print the	version	number and exit.

       -w, --workdir=PATH
	      Set the working directory	as specified.  If it doesn't exist, it
	      will be created.

DESCRIPTION
       This manual page	documents briefly the CDSplit backup utility.

       CDSplit	executes the given shell command, and interactively copies its
       STDOUT onto one or more (as necessary) CD-R(W)s.	  For  each  disk,  it
       asks the	user to	insert the disk	into the CD burner and to press	enter.
       It also offers the ability to retry each	step when errors  occur.   CD-
       Split will automatically	use available space on multisession disks.

DEVICES
       The device specified on the command line	is the SCSI device for the CD-
       ROM burner.  For	more information, see cdrecord (1).

SEE ALSO
       cdappend(1), cdbkup(1), cdcat(1), cdrecord(1), cdrstr(1).

AUTHOR
       John-Paul Gignac	<jp@gignac.org>

				  Mar 6, 2002			    CDSPLIT(1)

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