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Linux in a Nutshell, Fourth Edition by Aaron Weber, Stephen Figgins, Ellen Siever

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Name

mcopy

Synopsis

                  mcopy [options] sourcefile 
                  target
               

Copy files between Unix and MS-DOS format partitions. See cp and mtools for more information.

Options

The mcopy option flags differ from the flags passed to the Unix cp command. The flags are:

-t

Convert Unix line breaks to MS-DOS line breaks and vice versa when copying text files.

-b

Operate in batch mode; use for large copies of data.

-s

Copy recursively.

-P

Preserve attributes of copied files.

-Q

If one copy fails, stop copying the rest. Useful if you think you may run out of disk space.

-a

Assume that all incoming files are ASCII and convert carriage return/line feed to plain line feed.

-T

Convert line breaks as with -a, but also convert PC-8 characters to ISO-8859-1 characters. Replace untranslatable characters with # or . for Unix and DOS respectively.

-n

Do not ask for confirmation when overwriting Unix files. Use -o to turn off confirmation for overwriting DOS files.

-m

Preserve file modification time.

-v

Display the names of files as they are copied.

-D clash-option

Specify the action to take if the specified directory name already exists. See mmd for the possible clash options.

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