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querying free space on a dvd-rw disk

One thing to consider is that "official 4.7Gigs" actually means
4,700,000,000 bytes, which translates to 4.4 GB ("GiB" for the
anally retentive).

On Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 2:34 PM, Stephen Adler <adler-wRvlPVLobi1/31tCrMuHxg at> wrote:
> Hi Blu'ers...
> I'm writing some scripts to do backups of data for my job. Does anyone
> know how to query a DVD-RW disk to find out how much free space is on
> it? I guess one could mount it, get the used space and subtract that
> from the official 4.7Gigs of DVD capacity, but it would be nice to be
> able to do some kind of direct query.
> Thanks in advance.
> Cheers. Steve.
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