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This directory contains mtools. Mtools is a collection of utilities to access MS-DOS disks from Unix without mounting them. It supports Win'95 style long file names, OS/2 Xdf disks and 2m disks (store up to 1992k on a high density 3 1/2 disk).

Mtools can now handle the long filenames of Windows NT and Windows 95. Mtools is maintained by David Niemi and me (Alain Knaff). Mtools-3.9.8 has been released on May 27th, 2001.

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The patches are a kind of minor releases. They should always be applied to the base version (in this case 3.9.8), and never on top of each other. When enough changes have accumulated 4.0 will be released.

There is an mtools mailing list at . Please send all bug reports to this list. Note: You must be subscribed to the list in order to be ablte to send comments. You may subscribe to the list by sending a message with 'subscribe' in its body to Announcements of new mtools versions will also be sent to the list, in addition to the linux announce newsgroups. There also exists an archive of the mailing list.

A HTML version of the manual for mtools is available here, and a PDF version is here This manual will only be updated for major releases, or when there is a significant change in it.

Both a US site and a European site with this same content are available.

Graphical front end:

MtoolsFM has the basic functionality of a file-manager. It makes use of mtools to allow an easy GUI access to dos-floppies without mounting.

This release includes mmd / mrd support (make / remove directory), progress bars, an improved user interface, autoconf / automake support and lots of bug fixes.

MToolsFM is released under the GPL and can be downloaded from the MToolsFM-homepage:

SCSI access for Solaris

PPSD is a driver for Solaris that handles embedded SCSI-2 and CCS-compatible SCSI direct access drives, a.k.a. hard disks, CD-ROM, WORM and MO drives. Unlike the default sd(7d) driver, it is able to access disks that don't have a SunOS/Solaris "disklabel". Hence, with this driver you no longer need to set the scsi flag in mtools.conf, and you no longer need to install mtools setuid-root.

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Last modified: Tue Jun 11 22:23:28 CEST 2002