Introduction ************ 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 (typically a floppy disk). Where reasonable, each program attempts to emulate the MS-DOS equivalent command. However, unnecessary restrictions and oddities of DOS are not emulated. For instance, it is possible to move subdirectories from one subdirectory to another. Mtools is sufficient to give access to MS-DOS filesystems. For instance, commands such as `mdir a:' work on the `a:' floppy without any preliminary mounting or initialization (assuming the default `/etc/mtools.conf' works on your machine). With mtools, one can change floppies too without unmounting and mounting.
· Location Where to find mtools and early bug fixes · Common features Common features of all mtools commands · Configuration How to configure mtools for your environment · Commands The available mtools commands · Compiling mtools Architecture specific compilation flags · Porting mtools Porting mtools to architectures which are not yet supported · Command Index Command Index · Variable Index Variable Index · Concept Index Concept Index Warning, beware of the cookie monster! ************************************** If you are reading this documentation on the World Wide Web, this section might interest you. If you are reading it using info, or as a printed document, or on one of our own sites (http://www.tux.org/pub/knaff and http://mtools.linux.lu) you do not need to worry. It has come to my attention that some of the Web sites which display this documentation deal so called "cookies". These "cookies" are tags sent from the server to the browser, which enable the server to keep track of the sites that the user visits, and thus compromise his privacy. If you use netscape, you can enable confirmation messages for any cookies sent to your browser by going into Options->Network_Preferences->Protocols and checking the box for "Show an Alert before Accepting a cookie". Then, when the alert box pops up, click "Cancel" to refuse the cookie and protect your privacy.