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MSDOSFS(5)		  FreeBSD File Formats Manual		    MSDOSFS(5)

NAME
     msdosfs --	MS-DOS file system

SYNOPSIS
     options MSDOSFS

DESCRIPTION
     The msdosfs driver	will permit the	FreeBSD	kernel to read and write
     MS-DOS based file systems.

     The most common usage follows:

	   mount -t msdosfs /dev/ada0sN	/mnt

     where N is	the partition number and /mnt is a mount point.	 Some users
     tend to create a /dos directory for msdosfs mount points.	This helps to
     keep better track of the file system, and make it more easily accessible.

     It	is possible to define an entry in /etc/fstab that looks	similar	to:

     /dev/ada0sN	     /dos    msdosfs	     rw	     0	     0

     This will mount an	MS-DOS based partition at the /dos mount point during
     system boot.  Using /mnt as a permanent mount point is not	advised	as its
     intention has always been to be a temporary mount point for floppy	and
     ZIP disks.	 See hier(7) for more information on FreeBSD directory layout.

SEE ALSO
     mount(2), unmount(2), mount(8), mount_msdosfs(8), umount(8)

AUTHORS
     This manual page was written by Tom Rhodes	<trhodes@FreeBSD.org>.

FreeBSD	10.1			October	1, 2013			  FreeBSD 10.1

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