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growisofs - burn the file again?

I am using growisofs to burn DVD's. After burning a file I do diff to see if it was burned properly. If there is an error I try to burn the file again using growisofs.

I think growisofs sees that the file is already there and does not try to burn it again. So when I do diff after re-burning I see the same error in the same location. Is there a way to force growisofs (which actually uses mkisofs) to re-burn a file that has the same name as a file that is already on the DVD?

My command looks like this:

$growisofs -quiet -use-the-force-luke=tty -use-the-force-luke=notray -M
/dev/dvd -r -J -T datafiletoburn.dar

Also, what is the best way to erase DVD+RW disks? I do not need to wipe all of the data, just clear the file system tables so the disk can be re-used. I am using:

dvd+rw-format -force /dev/dvd

But I read that this is not good for the media. It may damage the DVD+RW after erasing it a few times? Is there a better way?


Dave M
Davem (at) Mich (dot) Com
Ann Arbor, Mich. USA

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