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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 syntax:

          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

       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

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