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       mdir - display an MSDOS directory

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       This  manpage  has  been  automatically generated from mtools’s texinfo
       documentation, and may not be entirely accurate or complete.   See  the
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       The mdir command is used to display an MS-DOS directory. Its syntax is:

       mdir [-/] [-f] [-w] [-a] [-b] msdosfile [ msdosfiles...]

       Mdir displays the contents of MS-DOS directories, or  the  entries  for
       some MS-DOS files.

       Mdir supports the following command line options:

       /      Recursive output, just like Dos’ -s option

       w      Wide output.  With this option, mdir prints the filenames across
              the page without displaying the file size or creation date.

       a      Also list hidden files.

       f      Fast.  Do not try to find out  free  space.   On  larger  disks,
              finding  out  the amount of free space takes up some non trivial
              amount of time, as the whole FAT must be read  in  and  scanned.
              The  -f  flag  bypasses  this  step.  This flag is not needed on
              FAT32 filesystems, which store the size explicitly.

       b      Concise listing. Lists each directory name or filename, one  per
              line (including the filename extension). This switch displays no
              heading information and no summary.  Only  a  newline  separated
              list of pathnames is displayed.

       An error occurs if a component of the path is not a directory.

See Also

       Mtools’ texinfo doc

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       *      To generate a printable copy  from  the  texinfo  doc,  run  the
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