MTOOLS

By: Chief Editor/Director on 2022-02-14 at 10:26:30 | Views: 3

Mtools is a public domain collection of tools to allow Unix systems to manipulate MS-DOS files: read, write, and move around files on an MS-DOS filesystem Mtools are typically used to manipulate FAT formatted floppy disks. Each program attempts to emulate the MS-DOS equivalent command, these are different from Windows NT/2000 commands.Mtools is sufficient to give access to MS-DOS filesystems. For instance, commands such as &qt;mdir a:&qt;&qt; work on the &qt;a:&qt;&qt; floppy without any preliminary mounting or initialization (assuming the default &qt;/etc/mtools.conf&qt;&qt; works on your machine). With mtools, one can change floppies too without unmounting and mounting.MTOOLS Programsfloppyd floppy daemon to run on your X server boxfloppyd_installtest small utility to check for the presence of floppydmattrib change MS-DOS file attribute flagsmbadblocks tests a floppy disk, and marks the bad blocks in the FATmcat same as cat. Only useful with floppyd.mcd change MS-DOS directorymcopy copy MS-DOS files to/from Unixmdel delete an MS-DOS filemdeltree recursively delete an MS-DOS directorymdir display an MS-DOS directorymdu list space occupied by directory and its contentsmformat add an MS-DOS filesystem to a low-level formatted floppy diskminfo get information about an MS-DOS filesystem.mlabel make an MS-DOS volume labelmkmanifest makes a list of short name equivalentsmmd make an MS-DOS subdirectorymmount mount an MS-DOS diskmpartition create an MS-DOS as a partitionmrd remove an MS-DOS subdirectorymmove move or rename an MS-DOS file or subdirectorymren rename an existing MS-DOS filemshowfat shows the FAT map of a filemtoolstest tests and displays the configurationmtype display contents of an MS-DOS filemzip zip disk specific commandsxcopy recursively copy a dos directory into anotherEquivalent Windows XP commands:In the same way that &qt;mtools&qt;&qt; are DOS/Windows commands ported to run under UNIX, most UNIX commands have been ported to run under NT.A very limited selection of POSIX tools are included in the NT resource kits, more can be found on the net.Be aware that most UNIX commands running on Windows are case sensitive.



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