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echo minfo >>mtools.1
echo mkmanifest >>mtools.1
echo mlabel >>mtools.1
echo mmd >>mtools.1
echo mmount >>mtools.1
echo mmove >>mtools.1


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


ASCII 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.

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.

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 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.

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