dvd+rw-format (1) - Linux Manuals
dvd+rw-format: format DVD+-RW/-RAM disk
SYNOPSISdvd+rw-format [-force[=full]] [-lead-out | -blank[=full]] [-ssa[=none | default | max]] /dev/dvd
DESCRIPTIONThe dvd+rw-format command formats dvd disk in the specified dvd drive (e.g. /dev/dvd).
- This forces to format dvd as new while wiping any existing data.
- This blanks dvd while changing to sequential mode.
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
or playability of already recorded media in legacy units.
AUTHORdvd+rw-format was written by Andy Polyakov <appro [at] fy.chalmers.se>. This manual page was written by Osamu Aoki <osamu [at] debian.org> for the Debian project.