mcopy




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Description
       The  mcopy  command  is  used to copy MS-DOS files to and from Unix. It
       uses the following syntax:

          mcopy [-bspanvmQT] [-D clash_option] sourcefile targetfile
          mcopy [-bspanvmQT] [-D clash_option] sourcefile [ sourcefiles... ] targetdirectory
          mcopy [-tnvm] MSDOSsourcefile



       Mcopy copies the specified file to the named file, or  copies  multiple
       files  to the named directory.  The source and target can be either MS-
       DOS or Unix files.

       The use of a drive letter designation on the  MS-DOS  files,  'a:'  for
       example,  determines  the  direction  of the transfer.  A missing drive
       designation implies a Unix file whose path starts in the current direc-
       tory.  If a source drive letter is specified with no attached file name
       (e.g. mcopy a: .), all files are copied from that drive.

       If only a single, MS-DOS source  parameter  is  provided  (e.g.  "mcopy
       a:foo.exe"),  an  implied destination of the current directory (`.') is
       assumed.

       A filename of `-' means standard input or standard output, depending on
       its position on the command line.

       Mcopy accepts the following command line options:

       t      Text   file   transfer.    Mcopy  translates  incoming  carriage
              return/line feeds to line feeds when copying from Dos  to  Unix,
              and vice-versa when copying from Unix to Dos.

       b      Batch mode. Optimized for huge recursive copies, but less secure
              if a crash happens during the copy.

       s      Recursive copy.  Also copies directories and their contents

       p      Preserves the attributes of the copied files

       Q      When mcopying multiple files, quits as soon as  one  copy  fails
              (for example due to lacking storage space on the target disk)

       a      Text  (Ascii) file transfer.  Mcopy translates incoming carriage
              return/line feeds to line feeds.


       m      Preserve the file modification time.

       v      Verbose. Displays the name of each file as it is copied.

Bugs
       Unlike  MS-DOS, the '+' operator (append) from MS-DOS is not supported.
       However, you may use mtype to produce the same effect:

          mtype a:file1 a:file2 a:file3 >unixfile
          mtype a:file1 a:file2 a:file3 | mcopy - a:msdosfile



See Also
       Mtools' texinfo doc

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       the original texinfo doc.  See the end of this manpage for instructions
       how to view the texinfo doc.

       *      To  generate a printable copy from the texinfo doc, run the fol-
              lowing commands:

                     ./configure; make dvi; dvips mtools.dvi



       *      To generate a html copy,  run:

                     ./configure; make html

              A  premade  html  can  be  found  at   `http://www.gnu.org/soft-
              ware/mtools/manual/mtools.html'

       *      To  generate  an  info  copy (browsable using emacs' info mode),
              run:

                     ./configure; make info



       The texinfo doc looks most pretty when printed or as html.  Indeed,  in
       the  info  version  certain  examples  are difficult to read due to the
       quoting conventions used in info.

mtools-4.0.12                       03Nov09                           mcopy(1)
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