Package mtools

Programs for accessing MS-DOS disks without mounting the disks

Mtools is a collection of utilities for accessing MS-DOS files.
Mtools allow you to read, write and move around MS-DOS filesystem
files (normally on MS-DOS floppy disks). Mtools supports Windows95
style long file names, OS/2 XDF disks, and 2m disks

Mtools should be installed if you need to use MS-DOS disks

Version: 4.0.42

General Commands

mattrib change MSDOS file attribute flags
mbadblocks tests a floppy disk, and marks the bad blocks in the FAT
mcat dump raw disk image
mcd change MSDOS directory
mcopy copy MSDOS files to/from Unix
mdel delete an MSDOS file
mdeltree recursively delete an MSDOS directory and its contents
mdir display an MSDOS directory
mdu display the amount of space occupied by an MSDOS directory
mformat add an MSDOS filesystem to a low-level formatted floppy disk
minfo print the parameters of a MSDOS filesystem
mkmanifest makes list of file names and their DOS 8+3 equivalent
mlabel make an MSDOS volume label
mmd make an MSDOS subdirectory
mmount mount an MSDOS disk
mmove move or rename an MSDOS file or subdirectory
mpartition partition an MSDOS hard disk
mrd remove an MSDOS subdirectory
mren rename an existing MSDOS file
mshortname shows short name of a file
mshowfat shows FAT clusters allocated to file
mtools utilities to access DOS disks in Unix.
mtoolstest tests and displays the configuration
mtype display contents of an MSDOS file
mzip change protection mode and eject disk on Zip/Jaz drive

File Formats

mtools mtools configuration files
mtools.conf alias for mtools