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       mcat - dump raw disk image

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

See Also

       Mtools’ texinfo doc

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