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       mcd - change MSDOS directory

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       The  mcd  command is used to change the mtools working directory on the
       MS-DOS disk. It uses the following syntax:

          mcd [msdosdirectory]

       Without  arguments,  mcd  reports  the  current  device   and   working
       directory.   Otherwise,  mcd  changes  the  current  device and current
       working directory relative to an MS-DOS filesystem.

       The environmental variable MCWD may be used to locate  the  file  where
       the  device  and  current working directory information is stored.  The
       default is ‘$HOME/.mcwd’.  Information in this file is ignored  if  the
       file is more than 6 hours old.

       Mcd returns 0 on success or 1 on failure.

       Unlike  MS-DOS  versions  of  CD,  mcd can be used to change to another
       device. It may be wise to remove old ‘.mcwd’ files at logout.

See Also

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