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mcopy(1)		    General Commands Manual		      mcopy(1)

Name
       mcopy - copy MSDOS files	to/from	Unix

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  mcopy  command  is	used to	copy MS-DOS files to and from Unix. It
       uses the	following syntax:

	  mcopy	[-bspanvmQT] [-D clash_option] sourcefile targetfile
	  mcopy	[-bspanvmQT] [-D clash_option] sourcefile [ sourcefiles... ] targetdirectory
	  mcopy	[-tnvm]	MSDOSsourcefile

       Mcopy copies the	specified file to the named file, or  copies  multiple
       files  to the named directory.  The source and target can be either MS-
       DOS or Unix files.

       The use of a drive letter designation on	the MS-DOS files, 'a:' for ex-
       ample,  determines the direction	of the transfer.  A missing drive des-
       ignation	implies	a Unix file whose path starts in  the  current	direc-
       tory.  If a source drive	letter is specified with no attached file name
       (e.g. mcopy a: .), all files are	copied from that drive.

       If only a single, MS-DOS	source	parameter  is  provided	 (e.g.	"mcopy
       a:foo.exe"),  an	 implied destination of	the current directory (`.') is
       assumed.

       A filename of `-' means standard	input or standard output, depending on
       its position on the command line.

       Mcopy accepts the following command line	options:

       t      Text  file  transfer.   Mcopy  translates	 incoming carriage re-
	      turn/line	feeds to line feeds when copying from Dos to Unix, and
	      vice-versa when copying from Unix	to Dos.

       b      Batch mode. Optimized for	huge recursive copies, but less	secure
	      if a crash happens during	the copy.

       s      Recursive	copy.  Also copies directories and their contents

       p      Preserves	the attributes of the copied files

       Q      When mcopying multiple files, quits as soon as  one  copy	 fails
	      (for example due to lacking storage space	on the target disk)

       a      Text  (Ascii) file transfer.  Mcopy translates incoming carriage
	      return/line feeds	to line	feeds.

       T      Text (Ascii) file	transfer  with	charset	 conversion.   Differs
	      from -a in the Mcopy also	translates incoming PC-8 characters to
	      ISO-8859-1 equivalents as	far as	possible.   When  reading  DOS
	      files, untranslatable characters are replaced by '#'; when writ-
	      ing DOS files, untranslatable characters are replaced by '.'.

       n      No confirmation when overwriting Unix files.  Mcopy doesn't warn
	      the  user	 when overwriting an existing Unix file. If the	target
	      file already exists, and the -n option is	not in	effect,	 mcopy
	      asks  whether  to	 overwrite  the	file or	to rename the new file
	      (`name clashes') for details).  In order to switch off confirma-
	      tion for DOS files, use -o.

       m      Preserve the file	modification time.

       v      Verbose. Displays	the name of each file as it is copied.

Bugs
       Unlike  MS-DOS, the '+' operator	(append) from MS-DOS is	not supported.
       However,	you may	use mtype to produce the same effect:

	  mtype	a:file1	a:file2	a:file3	>unixfile
	  mtype	a:file1	a:file2	a:file3	| mcopy	- a:msdosfile

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			      mcopy(1)

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