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genisoimage is a command line tool designed to create ISO 9660 CD-ROM file systems. It is primarily used for creating ISO images of CDs and DVDs.

With genisoimage, you can easily generate ISO file systems containing files and directories as well as configure various settings for the ISO image.

This tool provides flexibility in specifying the file system attributes such as permissions, file owner, group, and other metadata.

genisoimage supports various file system limitations, such as maximum file and directory name lengths, ensuring compatibility with a wide range of devices and operating systems.

It allows you to create bootable ISO images, making it suitable for creating installation media for different operating systems.

You can specify the volume ID, system ID, and application ID for the ISO image, providing further customization options.

genisoimage also supports the Rock Ridge extension, which allows you to preserve long file names, file permissions, and other Unix-specific attributes.

It also supports the Joliet extension, which allows for the storage of longer file names and Unicode characters.

The tool provides options to include or exclude specific files and directories, giving you control over the content of the ISO image.

genisoimage is compatible with a variety of operating systems, including Linux, macOS, and Windows.

List of commands for genisoimage:

  • genisoimage:tldr:52ec4 genisoimage: Create an ISO image with files larger than 2GiB by reporting a smaller apparent size for ISO9660 filesystems.
    $ genisoimage -o -allow-limited-size ${myimage-iso} ${path-to-source_directory}
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  • genisoimage:tldr:f1743 genisoimage: Create an ISO image from the given source directory.
    $ genisoimage -o ${myimage-iso} ${path-to-source_directory}
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