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Source code changes of the file "mtools.1" between
mtools-4.0.36.tar.bz2 and mtools-4.0.37.tar.bz2

About: Mtools is a collection of utilities to access MS-DOS disks from Unix without mounting them.

mtools.1  (mtools-4.0.36.tar.bz2):mtools.1  (mtools-4.0.37.tar.bz2)
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are not emulated. For instance, it is possible to move subdirectories fro m one subdirectory to another. are not emulated. For instance, it is possible to move subdirectories fro m one subdirectory to another.
Mtools is sufficient to give access to MS-DOS file systems. For instance , commands such as mdir a: work Mtools is sufficient to give access to MS-DOS file systems. For instance , commands such as mdir a: work
on the a: floppy without any preliminary mounting or initiali zation (assuming the default on the a: floppy without any preliminary mounting or initiali zation (assuming the default
`/etc/mtools.conf' works on your machine). With mtools, one can change f loppies too without unmounting `/etc/mtools.conf' works on your machine). With mtools, one can change f loppies too without unmounting
and mounting. and mounting.
Where to get mtools Where to get mtools
Mtools can be found at the following places (and their mirrors): Mtools can be found at the following places (and their mirrors):
http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/mtools/mtools-4.0.35.tar.gz http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/mtools/mtools-4.0.37.tar.gz
These patches are named mtools-version-ddmm.taz, where version stands f or the base version, dd for the These patches are named mtools-version-ddmm.taz, where version stands f or the base version, dd for the
day and mm for the month. Due to a lack of space, I usually leave only th e most recent patch. day and mm for the month. Due to a lack of space, I usually leave only th e most recent patch.
There is an mtools mailing list at info-mtools @ gnu.org . Please send a ll bug reports to this list. There is an mtools mailing list at info-mtools @ gnu.org . Please send a ll bug reports to this list.
You may subscribe to the list at https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/i nfo-mtools. (N.B. Please remove You may subscribe to the list at https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/i nfo-mtools. (N.B. Please remove
the spaces around the "@". I left them there in order to fool spambots.) Announcements of new mtools the spaces around the "@". I left them there in order to fool spambots.) Announcements of new mtools
versions will also be sent to the list, in addition to the Linux announc e newsgroups. The mailing list versions will also be sent to the list, in addition to the Linux announc e newsgroups. The mailing list
is archived at http://lists.gnu.org/pipermail/info-mtools/ is archived at http://lists.gnu.org/pipermail/info-mtools/
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The regular expression "pattern matching" routines follow the Unix -style rules. For example, `*' The regular expression "pattern matching" routines follow the Unix -style rules. For example, `*'
matches all MS-DOS files in lieu of `*.*'. The archive, hidden, read-onl y and system attribute bits are matches all MS-DOS files in lieu of `*.*'. The archive, hidden, read-onl y and system attribute bits are
ignored during pattern matching. ignored during pattern matching.
All options use the - (minus) as their first character, not / as you'd ex pect in MS-DOS. All options use the - (minus) as their first character, not / as you'd ex pect in MS-DOS.
Most mtools commands allow multiple filename parameters, which doesn't follow MS-DOS conventions, but Most mtools commands allow multiple filename parameters, which doesn't follow MS-DOS conventions, but
which is more user-friendly. which is more user-friendly.
Most mtools commands allow options that instruct them how to handle file name clashes. See section name Most mtools commands allow options that instruct them how to handle file name clashes. See section name
clashes, for more details on these. All commands accept the -V flags whi clashes, for more details on these.
ch prints the version, and most
accept the -v flag, which switches on verbose mode. In verbose mode, thes All commands accept the -i flag which allows to specify an image file (Se
e commands print out the name e section drive letters).
of the MS-DOS files upon which they act, unless stated otherwise. See s
ection Commands, for a descrip- All commands accept the -V flag which prints the version, and most accept
tion of the options which are specific to each command. the -v flag, which switches on
verbose mode. In verbose mode, these commands print out the name of the M
S-DOS files upon which they
act, unless stated otherwise. See section Commands, for a description of
the options which are specific
to each command.
Drive letters Drive letters
The meaning of the drive letters depends on the target architectures. Ho wever, on most target architec- The meaning of the drive letters depends on the target architectures. Ho wever, on most target architec-
tures, drive A is the first floppy drive, drive B is the second floppy d rive (if available), drive J is tures, drive A is the first floppy drive, drive B is the second floppy d rive (if available), drive J is
a Jaz drive (if available), and drive Z is a Zip drive (if available). On those systems where the a Jaz drive (if available), and drive Z is a Zip drive (if available). On those systems where the
device name is derived from the SCSI id, the Jaz drive is assumed to be a t SCSI target 4, and the Zip at device name is derived from the SCSI id, the Jaz drive is assumed to be a t SCSI target 4, and the Zip at
SCSI target 5 (factory default settings). On Linux, both drives are assu med to be the second drive on SCSI target 5 (factory default settings). On Linux, both drives are assu med to be the second drive on
the SCSI bus (/dev/sdb). The default settings can be changes using a configuration file (see section the SCSI bus (/dev/sdb). The default settings can be changes using a configuration file (see section
Configuration). Configuration).
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Bugs Bugs
An unfortunate side effect of not guessing the proper device (when multip le disk capacities are sup- An unfortunate side effect of not guessing the proper device (when multip le disk capacities are sup-
ported) is an occasional error message from the device driver. These can be safely ignored. ported) is an occasional error message from the device driver. These can be safely ignored.
The fat checking code chokes on 1.72 Mb disks mformatted with pre-2.0. 7 mtools. Set the environmental The fat checking code chokes on 1.72 Mb disks mformatted with pre-2.0. 7 mtools. Set the environmental
variable MTOOLS_FAT_COMPATIBILITY (or the corresponding configuration fil e variable, `global variables') variable MTOOLS_FAT_COMPATIBILITY (or the corresponding configuration fil e variable, `global variables')
to bypass the fat checking. to bypass the fat checking.
See also See also
floppyd_installtest mattrib mbadblocks mcd mclasserase mcopy mdel mdeltre floppyd_installtest mattrib mbadblocks mcd mcopy mdel mdeltree mdir mdu
e mdir mdu mformat minfo mkman- mformat minfo mkmanifest mlabel
ifest mlabel mmd mmount mmove mrd mren mshortname mshowfat mtoolstest mty mmd mmount mmove mrd mren mshortname mshowfat mtoolstest mtype
pe
mtools-4.0.35 20Nov21 mtools(1) mtools-4.0.37 26Dec21 mtools(1)
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