cdw - CD/DVD Burning for Terminals

Property Value
Distribution openSUSE Tumbleweed
Repository Archiving Backup x86_64 + i586
Package filename cdw-0.8.1-1.61.x86_64.rpm
Package name cdw
Package version 0.8.1
Package release 1.61
Package architecture x86_64
Package type rpm
Category Productivity/Multimedia/CD/Record
License GPL-2.0+
Maintainer -
Download size 172.19 KB
Installed size 446.68 KB
cdw is a front-end for command-line tools: cdrecord/wodim,
mkisofs/genisoimage, growisofs, dvd+rw-mediainfo, dvd+rw-format.
It utilizes ncurses library to build user-friendly interface and it can
be used in UNIX terminal window or in terminal emulator (like konsole,
xterm, rxvt or gnome-terminal) in X Window environment.
cdw supports only ISO9660 filesystem for optical media. Other filesystem
for optical media are not supported nor recognized.


Package Version Architecture Repository
cdw-0.8.1-1.61.i586.rpm 0.8.1 i586 Archiving Backup
cdw - - -


Name Value
cdrecord -
dvd+rw-tools - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
mkisofs -
rsync -
udftools -


Name Value
cdw = 0.8.1-1.61
cdw(x86-64) = 0.8.1-1.61


Type URL
Binary Package cdw-0.8.1-1.61.x86_64.rpm
Source Package cdw-0.8.1-1.61.src.rpm

Install Howto

  1. Add the Archiving Backup repository:
    # zypper addrepo archiving-backup
  2. Install cdw rpm package:
    # zypper install cdw




2016-07-28 -
- Update to 0.8.1:
* user interface: implementing "Lynx-like motion" feature in
native file browser windows.
There has been a request to add possibility to navigate
native file system with Left and Right arrow (like it's done
e.g. in Midnight Commander).
Since Left and Right arrow can be also used to horizontally
scroll lists in list display, I have added an option in
config window to control behaviour of the two keys.
Horizontal scroll is now also possible with '<' and '>'
* code in native file system module has been reviewed and
* man page now contains few lines of information on rsync
options that may be useful when creating UDF images.
* bugfix: fields in "Meta data" tab in ISO9660 Options window
(when creating ISO image with xorriso) were always
initialized with empty strings. So if user entered any data
in the fields in "Meta data" tab, saved the options (with
F9/F10 key), returned from Options window to Image Wizard,
and then opened the Options window again, the fields in
"Meta data" tab were empty again. This has been fixed, and
the data in the fields is preserved and the fields show
saved values.
* Adding process window indication when cdw creates list of
files to be added to ISO9660 image.
For long list of files (e.g. 200 or so) creating the list
may take few seconds. To indicate that cdw is busy (and not
frozen), I have added an indication of this in progress
The process window is shown when user creates stand-alone
ISO9660 image, and when user burns files to optical disc
(ISO9660 file system is created on the optical disc).
From 0.8.0:
* adding support for creating UDF file system images with
mkudffs. Files are copied to the file system using
rsync. cdw supports only creating stand-alone .udf
files. Such files can be burned later to optical disc.
* adding "About" item to main menu.
* using new format of options in config file (for most of
options, but not for all of them). The file and the code
processing the file are backwards-compatible.
* behaviour of "follow symlinks" option has been
modified. There is one option that controls whether symbolic
links in native file system should be followed when
traversing selected files, and the second option controls
how the links should be treated when creating optical file
system. The first option is pretty simple. The other is more
When creating ISO9660 file system, there is a simple flag
passed (or not) to mkisofs or xorriso ("follow symlinks in
ISO9660 file system"). It is represented by a checkbox in
cdw UI.
When creating UDF file system, handling of symbolic links is
controlled by flag(s) passed to rsync as a free-form options
string. It is completely up to user to decide which options
related to symlinks to select and pass to rsync. There is a
special input field in cdw UI for this.
* ISO9660 meta data is now added to ISO9660 file system when
both creating stand-alone .iso image, and when creating file
system on optical disc on-the-fly.
* fixing handling of "speed" parameter passed to xorriso when
burning disc from image and when erasing a disc.
* some changes in ncurses code (especially widgets and
form). The changes aren't visible to end user.
- Added new build requirement libburn-devel instead of
libburnia-devel for openSUSE > 13.2.
- Removed build requirements autoconf and automake (not needed
- Added new runtime requirements rsync and udftools.
- Removed cdw-0.7.1-implicit-pointer-decl.patch and
cdw_ld_as_needed.diff (fixed upstream).

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