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       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

          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  example,  determines
       the direction of the transfer.  A missing drive designation implies a Unix file whose path
       starts in the current directory.  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 return/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 writing 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 confirmation 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

See Also

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