How to blank CD-RW/DVD-RW in Linux (Ubuntu)

Submitted by str on Wed, 11/22/2006 - 18:47

sudo umount /dev/cdrom
cdrecord dev=/dev/cdrom blank=fast

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SagWalter (not verified)

Sat, 08/02/2008 - 20:14

What do you exactly mean by "to blank"?. I've got this half-empty DVD and Brasero says it's not writable. If I run this, would I be able to write it like an new dvd (just half the size, of course)?