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dvd+rw-format(1)

dvd+rw-tools 7.1
September 2004

dvd+rw-tools

Collection of Tools for Mastering Blu-ray and DVD+-RW/+-R Media

growisofs

DVD+-RW/R recorder

NAME

dvd+rw-format - format DVD+-RW/-RAM disk

SYNOPSIS

dvd+rw-format [-force[=full]] [-lead-out | -blank[=full]] [-ssa[=none | default | max]] /dev/dvd

DESCRIPTION

The dvd+rw-format command formats dvd disk in the specified dvd drive (e.g. /dev/dvd).

OPTIONS

-force[=full]
This forces to format dvd as new while wiping any existing data.
-blank[=full]
This blanks dvd while changing to sequential mode.
-lead-out This relocates the lead-out next to outermost written sector as well as makes sure there is no virgin surface before it. Previously written data is not affected by this operation. Useful for addressing DVD-ROM compatibility, or playability of already recorded media in legacy units.

SEE ALSO

Most up-to-date information on dvd+rw-tools is available at http://fy.chalmers.se/~appro/linux/DVD+RW/.
The manpage for genisofs(8), growisofs(1), dvd+rw-mediainfo(1), dvd+rw-booktype(1).

AUTHOR

dvd+rw-format was written by Andy Polyakov <>. This manual page was written by Osamu Aoki <> for the Debian project.

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