--On Monday, April 23, 2007 21:46:38 +0100 Matthew Seaman <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

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Paul Schmehl wrote:

Thanks.  That's what I was looking for.  I wasn't trying to create an
iso. I wanted to see what was inside one without burning a CD first.
That works perfectly.


You can just use tar(1) to read the contents of an iso nowadays, no
need to mount anything:

lack-of-gravitas:~/tmp:% tar -tvf 6.2-RELEASE-i386-disc1.iso | head -20
drwx------  0 0      0        6144 Jan 12 13:47 .
dr-xr-xr-x  2 0      0        6144 Jan 12 07:41 bin
dr-xr-xr-x  5 0      0        4096 Jan 12 11:33 boot
dr-xr-xr-x  2 0      0        2048 Jan 12 07:41 boot/defaults
dr-xr-xr-x  2 0      0       61440 Jan 12 10:55 boot/kernel
dr-xr-xr-x  2 0      0        2048 Jan 12 07:38 boot/modules
dr-xr-xr-x  2 0      0        2048 Jan 12 07:38 dev
dr-xr-xr-x  18 0      0       12288 Jan 12 07:42 etc
dr-xr-xr-x  2 0      0        2048 Jan 12 07:38 etc/X11
dr-xr-xr-x  2 0      0        2048 Jan 12 07:42 etc/bluetooth
dr-xr-xr-x  2 0      0        2048 Jan 12 07:42 etc/defaults
dr-xr-xr-x  2 0      0        2048 Jan 12 07:42 etc/gnats
dr-xr-xr-x  2 0      0        2048 Jan 12 07:42 etc/isdn
dr-xr-xr-x  2 0      0        2048 Jan 12 07:42 etc/mail
dr-xr-xr-x  2 0      0        2048 Jan 12 07:42 etc/mtree
dr-xr-xr-x  2 0      0        2048 Jan 12 07:38 etc/ntp
dr-xr-xr-x  2 0      0        4096 Jan 12 07:42 etc/pam.d
dr-xr-xr-x  6 0      0        2048 Jan 12 07:38 etc/periodic
dr-xr-xr-x  2 0      0        4096 Jan 12 07:42 etc/periodic/daily
dr-xr-xr-x  2 0      0        2048 Jan 12 07:42 etc/periodic/monthly

lack-of-gravitas:~/tmp:% tar --version
bsdtar 1.2.53 - libarchive 1.2.53

Good to know. However, I didn't want to just list the contents. I also wanted to view some of the files' contents.

Paul Schmehl ([EMAIL PROTECTED])
Senior Information Security Analyst
The University of Texas at Dallas
http://www.utdallas.edu/ir/security/

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