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mkat is a set of command line tools for burning and cataloging data CD/DVD/BD and audio CDs. The catalog can later be searched for certain files or an audio CD. Tags can be used to categorize CD/DVD/BDs, e.g. comedy, drama, kids, sports. mkat is configured to use wodim/growisofs and genisoimage to do the real work, but it should be possible to configure it to use arbitrary programs.

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Recent releases

  •  23 Mar 2013 22:17

    Release Notes: This release adds Blu-ray support. It can automatically fetch available space from disc. It adds an --add-id-tag option. It adds a # tag when cataloguing. NUMBER is sequentially incremented (i.e. if the last disk had tag #10, the next one will have tag #11). It adds a --next-id-tag option to the print ID tag that will be used next. It adds alphabetical sorting of listfile content. It removes the burn(1) -a/--append option (for multi-session); it didn't work anyway. It removes the automatic media tag (is it CD or DVD media?), as nobody cares. It fixes some bugs.

    •  06 Sep 2005 09:19

      Release Notes: This release added support for DVD burning and -a and --appent options for multi-session support. burn(1) now prints advice when data won't fit on media or when there is space left on media (when used with -n option). Support for custom sections in the config file in the tarball version was added. Arbitrary commands can now be configured instead of using cdrecord and growisofs by default.

      •  01 Mar 2005 02:44

        Release Notes: This release added support for tages and multiple time options. It is now possible to catalogue arbitrary directories.

        •  22 Sep 2004 23:16

          Release Notes: The behaviour of the -y/--yes option was fixed.

          •  04 Sep 2004 03:46

            Release Notes: burn(1): The added to check whether files are in a database before burning them was added to burn along with a -o (overburn) option/shortcut, ISO image locking during burning to prevent truncating by another process, and the ability to skip the image creation step, which can be useful when you already have an image. In mkat, CDs with no label can now be cataloged and a -q (be quiet) option was added.


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