Dump dvd from a different machine onto this one.

ssh user@machine_A dd if=/dev/dvd0 > dvddump.iso
You can use this to directly dump from machine A (with dvd drive) to machine B (without dvd drive) . I used this to copy dvd using my friend's machine to my netbook. Above command is to be issued on machine B. Advantages : 1) No wasting time dumping first to machine A and then copying to Machine B. 2) You dont need to use space on Machine A. In fact, this will work even when Machine A doesnt have enough hdd space to dump the DVD. Use -C ssh option on slow networks (enables compression). you can replace "dd if=/dev/dvd" with any ripping command as long as it spews the iso to stdout.

By: kamathln
2009-09-11 18:08:36

What Others Think

dd works for this, but if you readom (read optical media) then you get error correction as well. readom/wodim come from the 'wodim' package in debian/ubuntu. http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/1396
bwoodacre · 661 weeks and 3 days ago
Yes. This command was given to more represent the idea than just the example. You can use any good optical media dumper that gives the iso/raw data on stdout.
kamathln · 661 weeks and 3 days ago
My point is that eventually someone will take the idea posed by your command and paste it verbatim into a terminal, so why not use readom?
bwoodacre · 661 weeks and 2 days ago
bwoodacre : commandlinefu.com has such a nice concept of "submitting an alternative". please use that :-)
kamathln · 661 weeks and 2 days ago
I prefer to make constructive comments. :-)
bwoodacre · 661 weeks and 2 days ago
With the advancement of technology these 3D technology is also coming to the light in every industry. Most of the industries are using these technologies in their products. This technology of ndt radiographic testing is used by the manufacturers of this industry for the production of machines. You can visit this website.
ChelseaSCripe · 46 weeks and 4 days ago
I am a regular visitor of this website and you can learn so many such commands through this CBD Dosage website. If you are really interested in Unix commands, then you are here at the right place. Good to see the information regarding various commands shared here.
Alyssalauren · 9 weeks and 4 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

You must be signed in to comment.

What's this?

commandlinefu.com is the place to record those command-line gems that you return to again and again. That way others can gain from your CLI wisdom and you from theirs too. All commands can be commented on, discussed and voted up or down.

Share Your Commands

Stay in the loop…

Follow the Tweets.

Every new command is wrapped in a tweet and posted to Twitter. Following the stream is a great way of staying abreast of the latest commands. For the more discerning, there are Twitter accounts for commands that get a minimum of 3 and 10 votes - that way only the great commands get tweeted.

» http://twitter.com/commandlinefu
» http://twitter.com/commandlinefu3
» http://twitter.com/commandlinefu10

Subscribe to the feeds.

Use your favourite RSS aggregator to stay in touch with the latest commands. There are feeds mirroring the 3 Twitter streams as well as for virtually every other subset (users, tags, functions,…):

Subscribe to the feed for: