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       mkmanifest - makes list of file names and their DOS 8+3 equivalent

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 mkmanifest command is used to create a shell script (packing  list)  to  restore  Unix
       filenames. Its syntax is:

       mkmanifest [ files ]

       Mkmanifest  creates a shell script that aids in the restoration of Unix filenames that got
       clobbered by the MS-DOS filename restrictions.   MS-DOS  filenames  are  restricted  to  8
       character  names, 3 character extensions, upper case only, no device names, and no illegal

       The mkmanifest program is compatible with the methods used in pcomm, arc,  and  mtools  to
       change  perfectly good Unix filenames to fit the MS-DOS restrictions. This command is only
       useful if the target system which will read the diskette cannot handle vfat long names.


       You want to copy the following Unix files to a MS-DOS diskette (using the mcopy command).


       Mcopy converts the names to:


       The command:

          mkmanifest very_long_name 2.many.dots illegal: good.c Capital >manifest

       would produce the following:

            mv very_lon very_long_name
            mv 2.many.dots
            mv illegalx illegal:
            mv capital Capital

       Notice that "good.c" did not require any conversion, so it did not appear in the output.

       Suppose I've copied these files from the diskette to another Unix system, and I  now  want
       the  files  back  to  their  original  names.  If the file "manifest" (the output captured
       above) was sent along with those files, it could be used to convert the filenames.


       The short names generated by mkmanifest follow the old convention (from mtools-2.0.7)  and
       not the one from Windows 95 and mtools-3.0.

See Also

       Mtools' texinfo doc

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       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

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                     ./configure; make info

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