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mdir(1)								       mdir(1)



Name
       mdir - display an MSDOS directory



Note of warning
       This  manpage  has  been	 automatically generated from mtools's texinfo
       documentation, and may not be entirely accurate or complete.   See  the
       end of this man page for details.


Description
       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 explicitely.

       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

Viewing the texi doc
       This  manpage  has  been	 automatically generated from mtools's texinfo
       documentation. However, this process is only  approximative,  and  some
       items,  such as crossreferences, footnotes and indices are lost in this
       translation process.  Indeed, these items have no appropriate represen-
       tation  in  the manpage format.	Moreover, not all information has been
       translated into the manpage version.  Thus I strongly advise you to use
       the original texinfo doc.  See the end of this manpage for instructions
       how to view the texinfo doc.

       *      To generate a printable copy from the texinfo doc, run the  fol-
	      lowing commands:

		     ./configure; make dvi; dvips mtools.dvi



       *      To generate a html copy,	run:

		     ./configure; make html

	      A	 premade  html	can  be found at: 'http://mtools.linux.lu' and
	      also at: 'http://www.tux.org/pub/knaff/mtools'

       *      To generate an info copy (browsable  using  emacs'  info	mode),
	      run:

		     ./configure; make info



       The  texinfo doc looks most pretty when printed or as html.  Indeed, in
       the info version certain examples are difficult	to  read  due  to  the
       quoting conventions used in info.




mtools-3.9.10			    28Feb05			       mdir(1)
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