How do i do this on my mac??

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by Declan, Jun 1, 2004.

  1. Declan macrumors member

    Dec 11, 2003
    When i had a windows Pc i used to type copy /b file1+file2+file3 output to create a binary file, ISO, how can i do this on my mac..
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    So all you want to do is create an ISO image containing several files? :confused:
  3. Declan thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 11, 2003
  4. 7on macrumors 601


    Nov 9, 2003
    Dress Rosa
    Put all the items you want in the ISO into a folder

    Launch disk utility

    From the Menu Bar go to Images>New from folder

    Select the folder with the items

    Enter a Save as name

    And Image Format must be DVD/CD master

    The resulting file will be filename.cdr, which you can rename to .iso
    (They're the same thing, that's what the DVD/CD Master are for. If you chose read-only renaming it ISO won't work on a PC because it'll make a HFS+ volume instead of a CD volume, I believe.)
  5. Declan thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 11, 2003
    Ok to clear up my misunderstanding, I want to actually join the files.
  6. janey macrumors 603


    Dec 20, 2002
    sunny los angeles
    what kind of files are they?
  7. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    If you really want to just jam the files together end to end into one big chunk (which is, I think, what "copy /b" does), you want to fire up the Terminal and use the "cat" command. The syntax, I believe, is "cat file1 file2 > file3", where the contents of file 1 and file 2 will be joined into file3, leaving the original two alone.

    Check out the man page for cat to get an idea of what the options are.

    There are of course graphical tools to do this, but cat is the closest to the command line tool you mentioned before.

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