cdvd(1)cdvd(1)NAMEcdvd - Read Primary Volume Descriptor from a CD-ROM
/usr/bin/cdvd [-b] file
Copies the entire Primary Volume Descriptor from a CD-ROM in binary
format to standard output. Names the block special file for a CD-ROM
File System, or a file or directory within the CD-ROM file hierarchy of
a mounted CD-ROM File System.
The cdvd command reads the Primary Volume Descriptor from a CD-ROM and
lists the contents on standard output.
The output is formatted in a table that contains the name of each field
of the Primary Volume Descriptor and the corresponding contents of the
entry as recorded on the CD-ROM. Note that the Application Use Field is
not listed because it may contain non-printable characters.
Users must have read permission for file in order to execute the com‐
The following exit values are returned: The command was successful.
The named file was not found, or was not within the CD-ROM hierarchy,
or not a block special file for a CD-ROM File System, or access permis‐
sion was denied. The named file is a block special file and a read
error has occurred, or the CD-ROM is not recorded according to the ISO
Files: cd_cpvd(3), cd_pvd(3)cdvd(1)