Sunday, January 15, 2012

Make ISO images in Ubuntu command line

Hate to use all that fancy graphical programs, that have just too many functions?
Luckily, there is a nifty command line tool available: genisoimage.

Install it with the following command in Terminal:

sudo apt-get install genisoimage

Use it with this command (make an iso out of entire directory):

genisoimage -o OUTPUT.iso INPUTDIRECTORY/

(*Note, you can name the .iso anything you like.)

Or this (make an iso out of selected files):

genisoimage -o OUTPUT.iso INPUTFILE1 INPUTFILE2 INPUTFILE3 

Here are the examples:

geniso image -o mymovies.iso /home/user/mymoviesdirectory/

geniso image -o mymovies.iso clip1.mov clip2.mov clip3.mpg clip4.avi

13 comments:

  1. Great info for beginners. Ubuntu, while intuitively user-friendly, does have that initial learning curve that may deter others from trying it out.

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  2. Never knew you could do that from the command line very cool!

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  3. Have been using this for a while..

    Currently working on a custom *buntu...

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  4. great info for everybody who use linux ( for example me ;] ) thx !! following

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  5. cool info man, eventhough i am not a linux user, i appreciate it...

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  6. no idea what I'm looking at but thanks for helping people.

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  7. I've heard a lot about Ubuntu, hoping to learn a bit more from you.

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