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10.6: Automate the creation of ISO images
Authored by: theosib on Jul 31, '10 09:46:03AM
On Linux, I can make an ISO by doing this:
cat /dev/sr0 > mydisc.iso
This is because the contents of the disk is bit-for-bit the same as the ISO file that was burned to it. In other words, an ISO is just an image of the disc. (You can use dd to do the copy too, and probably also cp, although I'm not sure.) I'm sure that MacOS X can do the same. Pop in a disc, type "mount" to see what device the volume is mounted on, and then cat the device to a file. (Since it's read-only, you should be able to have it mounted and also copy it at the same time.)

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