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       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.


       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 low-level nature  of  this  command,  it
       will happily destroy any data written before on the disk without warning!

See Also

       Mtools' texinfo doc

Viewing the texi doc

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       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), 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.