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       cdtool - play and catalog audio CDROMs on CDROM drive(s)


       cdeject   [-[0..9]|-d device]  [-V|-?|-h]
       cdclose   [-[0..9]|-d device]  [-V|-?|-h]
       cdir -n   [-[0..9]|-d device]  [-r|-s|-t|-V|-?|-h]
       cdinfo    [-[0..9]|-d device]  [-a|-r|-s|-t|-v|-V|-?|-h]
       cdpause   [-[0..9]|-d device]  [-V|-?|-h]
       cdplay    [-[0..9]|-d device]  [start [stop]
       cdplay    [-[0..9]|-d device]  [+|- number]
       cdplay    [-[0..9]|-d device]  [start|stop|resume|eject|close|info|dir]
       cdplay    [-[0..9]|-d device]  [-V|-?|-h]
       cdstop    [-[0..9]|-d device]  [-V|-?|-h]
       cdvolume  [-[0..9]|-d device]  [-V|-?|-h|level]
       cdshuffle [-[0..9]|-d device]  [-V|-?|-h]


       The cdeject command ejects the current compact disc.

       The cdclose command closes the CDROM tray.

       The  cdir  command  lists  information about the currently loaded audio
       compact disc.  In particular, it lists the lengths of all  tracks.   It
       also  references  the  database  files  specified  in  the CDTOOLPATHDB
       environment variable and the ~/.cdtooldb file, which use  a  simplified
       version  of  the  format  used  by  workman(1).   If one of these files
       contains an entry for the current compact disc, cdir will print  title,
       artist, and track name information.

              -n     Do not lookup any information in the database files.

              -s     Print  information in a short format: only author, title,
                     and current track, all on one line.

              -t     Print a template for the  current  cd,  including  title,
                     artist, and track name information if available. If blank
                     lines  are  filled  in,  this  can  be  appended  to  the
                     ~/.cdtooldb file.

       The cdinfo command, with no option used, will print out the audiostatus
       (playing, etc.).

              -a     Print out the absolute disc time.

              -r     Print out the relative track time.

              -s     Print out the audiostatus.

              -t     Print out the current track.

              -v     All info: status track absolute relative.

       The cdpause command pauses the currently playing compact disc.   Resume
       by using cdplay with no arguments.

       The  cdplay  command  plays  the  compact  disc.   If  called  with one
       argument, this is the  starting  track  number.   If  called  with  two
       arguments,  these  are  the starting and stopping track numbers. If the
       first argument is a + or - then skip the number of tracks given by  the
       second  argument  forward  or  backward. If no second argument is give,
       skip one. A 0 as first argument or no argument replays current track.

       The cdstop command stops the compact disc, if it is playing.

       The cdvolume command sets the output volume level  of  the  CD  player.
       The level is an integer from 0 to 255.

       The  cdshuffle  command  plays  the  audio tracks on the disc in random

       The default device opened is /dev/cdrom.  This default and  others  may
       be changed in config.h. Options supported by all programs are:

                     Multiple  cdrom  support to open /dev/scd0../dev/scd7 [by

              -d device
                     Multiple cdrom support to open device by name.

                     Print out help for the command.

              -V     Print out version information and build information.

              -D     Enable runtime debugging.


       ~/.cdtooldb - default database file.


       CDTOOLDBPATH - colon delimited path of database files to search.  It is
       not necessary to specify ~/.cdtooldb, as this is automatically added to
       the end of the search path.

       CDTOOLDEV - device file for cd-rom, overrides compile-time defaults.


       cdctrl(1), cdadd(1), cdown(1)


       Main code:
              Thomas Insel        <>
              Byron Ellacott      <>
              Wade Hampton        <>
              Lin Zhe Min         <>
              Sven Oliver Moll    <>
              Daniel R. Risacher  <>
              Max Vozeler         <>