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cdrom_id [2018/04/09 02:09]
beandog created
cdrom_id [2018/04/09 02:11]
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 +You can use it as a poor man's check for a drive status -- see if there'​s something in there or not.
 +''​ID_CDROM_MEDIA_DVD=1''​ will be present if there'​s a DVD in there (not a CD), and ''​ID_CDROM_MEDIA_STATE=complete''​ will display if it's finished accessing the device.
 +However, just because udev is finished, doesn'​t mean the drive is immediately available. That's why I wrote [[dvd_drive_status]] which will check to see if it's really ready to be read.
 +Using [[dvd_eject]] will also wait for the drive to be ready, if you use it to close the tray: ''​dvd_eject -t''​