Mtools

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Mtools
Heckert GNU white.svg
Developer(s) The GNU Project
Stable release
4.0.18 / January 9, 2013 (2013-01-09)
Operating system Unix-like
License GNU GPL
Website www.gnu.org/software/mtools/

Mtools is an open source collection of tools to allow a Unix operating system to manipulate files on an MS-DOS file system, typically a floppy disk or floppy disk image.[citation needed]

The mtools are part of the GNU Project and are released under the GNU General Public License (GPL).

Usage[edit]

The following refers to mtools usage in floppy images. (Useful for virtual machines such as QEMU or VirtualBox.)

Copying a file to floppy image:

$ mcopy -i Disk.img file_source ::file_target

Copying a file from floppy image to the current directory:

$ mcopy -i Disk.img ::file_source file_target

Deleting all files in the disk image

$ mdel -i Disk.img ::*.*

The drive character : (colon) has a special meaning. It is used to access image files which are directly specified on the command line using the -i options.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "online linux man page". Retrieved 31 July 2012. 

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