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PowerISO for OSX Command Line Utility Usage

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PowerISO for OSX is a command line utility. It can extract, convert, and create compact image files. The supported image file formats include,

1. Compact disc image files. For example,  ISO, BIN, CUE, DAA, NRG, and etc.

2. Hard drive image files, with various fils system, such as NTFS, FAT, EXFAT, EXT, XFS, UFS. 

3. Windows Image File (WIM, ESD)

Extract image file from OSX command line

Usage: poweriso-x64 extract <image file> <dir/file name> [-switches]

<Switches>

  • -r: Extract directory recursively.

  • -od: Specify output directory.

Example1: Extract ISO image file from OSX command line

Command:  poweriso-x64 extract Win11_English_x64v1.iso / -od temp

Example2: Extract DAA image file from OSX command line

Command:  poweriso-x64 extract Win11_English_x64v1.daa / -od temp

Example3: Extract Microsoft VHD / VHDX image file from OSX command line

Command:  poweriso-x64 extract Windows11.vhdx / -od temp

Example4: Extract Vmware vmdk image file from OSX command line

Command:  poweriso-x64 extract "Windows 10 Pro x64.vmdk" / -od temp

 

Convert image file formats from OSX command line

Usage: poweriso-x64 convert <source image file> [-switches]

<Switches>

  • -ot <iso|daa|bin>: Specify output image file type. If not specified, the image type will be determined by file name suffix.

  • -volsize <n>: Split output image file to multiple volumes, and set volume size to <n>. Example: -volsize 100M

  • -setpassword <password>: Set password for output image file. Example: -setpassword 12345678 

  • -comment: Set comment for output image file.

  • -comment-from-file <file name>: Load comment from the file.

Example1: Convert DAA file to ISO file from OSX command line

Command:  poweriso-x64 convert test.daa -o test.iso

Example2: Convert NRG file to ISO file from OSX command line

Command:  poweriso-x64 convert Win11_English_x64v1.nrg -o Win11_English_x64v1.iso

Example3: Convert DMG file to ISO file from OSX command line

Command:  poweriso-x64 convert xcode.dmg -o xcode.iso

Example4: Convert ISO file to DAA file from OSX command line. The output DAA file is split into multiple parts. A password is added to protect the DAA file.

Command:  poweriso-x64 convert Win11_English_x64v1.iso -o Win11_English_x64v1.daa -setpassword 123456 -volsize 1024m

 

Create image file from OSX command line

Usage: poweriso-x64 create [-switches]

<Switches>

  • -o: Specify output image file path name.

  • -add <local dir/file name> <dir in image file>: Add local files or directory to output file.

You may find more command line parameters for "Create" command by typing ./poweriso-x64 -?

Example1: Create ISO file from OSX command line

Command:  poweriso-x64 create -o test.iso -add temp /

Example2: Create DAA file from OSX command line

Command:  poweriso-x64 create -o test.daa -add temp / -setpassword 123456

 

 

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