Mtoofs

The mtools suite of utilities provides a nice way to transfer information to your Microsoft friends. Although Linux has native support for Microsoft Windows and DOS file systems, your Microsoft cohorts don't have access to Linux (ext2 and ext3) file systems. To keep everyone happy, you can buy preformatted MS-DOS disks and use them with the mtools commands (see Table A-9) so that you can swap them back and forth with your friends who are using Windows:

Table A-9

mTools Commands

Command

Purpose

mcd

Changes directory in DOS format on a DOS disk.

mcopy

Copies DOS files to and from Linux.

mdel

Deletes a DOS file.

mdeltree

Deletes a DOS directory and its contents.

mdir

Lists a DOS directory's contents.

mdu

Shows how much space is taken and available for a

DOS partition.

mformat

Formats a partition for DOS.

mlabel

Applies a DOS volume label.

mmd

Creates a DOS directory.

mmount

Mounts a DOS disk or partition.

mmove

Moves or renames a DOS file or directory.

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