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mcat(1)			    General Commands Manual		       mcat(1)

Name
       mcat - dump raw disk image

Note of	warning
       This  manpage  has  been	 automatically generated from mtools's texinfo
       documentation, and may not be entirely accurate or complete.   See  the
       end of this man page for	details.

Description
       The  mcat  command  is used to copy an entire disk image	from or	to the
       floppy device. It uses the following syntax:

       mcat [-w] drive:

       Mcat performs the same task as the unix cat  command.  It  is  included
       into  the mtools	package, since cat cannot access remote	floppy devices
       offered by the mtools floppy daemon.  Now it is possible	to create boot
       floppies	remotely.

       The default operation is	reading. The output is written to stdout.

       If  the	-w option is specified,	mcat reads a disk-image	from stdin and
       writes it to the	given device.  Use  this  carefully!  Because  of  the
       lowlevel	nature of this command,	it will	happily	destroy	any data writ-
       ten before on the disk without warning!

See Also
       Mtools' texinfo doc

Viewing	the texi doc
       This manpage has	been automatically  generated  from  mtools's  texinfo
       documentation.  However,	 this  process is only approximative, and some
       items, such as crossreferences, footnotes and indices are lost in  this
       translation process.  Indeed, these items have no appropriate represen-
       tation in the manpage format.  Moreover,	not all	information  has  been
       translated into the manpage version.  Thus I strongly advise you	to use
       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-4.0.10			    10Mar09			       mcat(1)

Name | Note of warning | Description | See Also | Viewing the texi doc

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