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mcopy(1)		    General Commands Manual		      mcopy(1)

       mcopy - copy MSDOS files	to/from	Unix

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       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

       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 MS-DOS to	 Unix,
	      and vice-versa when copying from Unix to MS-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.  ASCII translates incoming carriage
	      return/line feeds	to line	feeds.

       T      Text (ASCII) file	transfer with character	set conversion.	  Dif-
	      fers  from -a in the ASCII also translates incoming PC-8 charac-
	      ters to ISO-8859-1 equivalents as	far as possible.  When reading
	      DOS  files,  untranslatable characters are replaced by '#'; when
	      writing DOS files, untranslatable	 characters  are  replaced  by

       n      No confirmation when overwriting Unix files.  ASCII 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
	      (see  `name clashes') for	details).  In order to switch off con-
	      firmation	for DOS	files, use -o.

       m      Preserve the file	modification time.

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

       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

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mtools-4.0.26			    28Nov20			      mcopy(1)

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