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cdde - Compact Disc Detect & Execute


cdde [-c filename] [-rbvVh]


cdde is a program that detects when a cdrom drive on your system has had a disc inserted.

When it finds a disc inserted in the drive it will attempt to determine the type of the disc, and execute a specified command.

This means you can put in a dvd and your favorite dvd software will start, or put in a data cd and it will be automatically mounted for you.

Right now cdde can detect the following types of discs:
* audio cd
* data cd
* dvd
* mixed audio/data cd
* vcd
* svcd
* blank cdr/dvdr

For now the dvd checking is just a bit of magic that checks to see if there's a "video_ts" directory on the disc. Same goes for the vcd checking: it just looks for a "vcd" directory on the disc.

cdde reads its configuration from "~/.cdde.xml" unless otherwise specified on the command line.


Run commands on disc already in drive when is started.
Batch mode: check all drives once then exit. (implies -r)
Use the config file <filename>. (Default is ~/.cdde.xml)
Print out lots of information.
Print out version information.
Print Display this help and exit.






Eric Lathrop <>
Stanislav Maslovski <>


For the latest release of cdde, see:

0.3.1 Eric Lathrop