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mcd(1)                  FreeBSD General Commands Manual                 mcd(1)

       mcd - change MSDOS directory

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.

       The mcd command is used to change the mtools working directory on the
       MS-DOS disk. It uses the following syntax:

          mcd [msdosdirectory]

       Without arguments, mcd reports the current device and working
       directory.  Otherwise, mcd changes the current device and current
       working directory relative to an MS-DOS filesystem.

       The environmental variable MCWD may be used to locate the file where
       the device and current working directory information is stored.  The
       default is `$HOME/.mcwd'.  Information in this file is ignored if the
       file is more than 6 hours old.

       Mcd returns 0 on success or 1 on failure.

       Unlike MS-DOS versions of CD, mcd can be used to change to another
       device. It may be wise to remove old `.mcwd' files at logout.

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
       representation 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
              following commands:

                     ./configure; make dvi; dvips mtools.dvi

       *      To generate a html copy,  run:

                     ./configure; make html
              ( A premade html can be found at

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

                     ./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                             mcd(1)

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