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MWRITE(1)						      General Commands Manual							 MWRITE(1)

NAME
mwrite - low level write (copy) a Unix file to MSDOS SYNOPSIS
mwrite [ -tnvm ] unixfile msdosfile mwrite [ -tnvm ] unixfile [ unixfiles... ] msdosdirectory DESCRIPTION
In the first form, mwrite copies the specified Unix file to the named MSDOS file. The second form of the command copies multiple Unix files to the named MSDOS directory. Mwrite will allow the following command line options: t Text file transfer. Mwrite will translate incoming line feeds to carriage return/line feeds. n No warning. Mwrite will not warn the user when overwriting an existing file. v Verbose mode. Display the new filename if the Unix filename requires conversion. m Preserve the file modification times. If the target file already exists, and the -n option is not in effect, mwrite asks whether or not to overwrite the file. Reasonable care is taken to create a valid MSDOS filename. If an invalid name is specified, mwrite will change the name (and display the new name if the verbose mode is set). MSDOS subdirectory names are are supported with either the '/' or '' separator. The use of the '' separator or wildcards will require the names to be enclosed in quotes to protect them from the shell. The mcd command may be used to establish the device and the current working directory (relative to MSDOS), otherwise the default is A:/. SEE ALSO
mcd(1), mcopy(1), mread(1) BUGS
Unlike MSDOS, the destination directory may not be omitted. local MWRITE(1)

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mwrite(1)						      General Commands Manual							 mwrite(1)

NAME
mwrite - mtools utility to perform a low level write (copy) of a UNIX file to DOS SYNOPSIS
mwrite [-mntv] unixfile msdosfile mwrite [-mntv] unixfile [unixfiles...] [msdosdirectory] OPTIONS
Preserves the file modification time. Specifies that a warning is not issued when an existing file is specified as the target file. If this option is not specified, the mwrite command verifies whether or not to overwrite an existing file. Specifies a text file transfer. Line terminators are converted to the appropriate format. Specifies verbose mode. Displays the new file name if the UNIX file name requires conversion. DESCRIPTION
The mwrite command copies the specified UNIX file to the named DOS file, or copies multiple UNIX files to the named DOS directory. The destination directory cannot be omitted. Reasonable care is taken to create a valid DOS file name. If an invalid name is specified, the mwrite command changes the name, then displays the new name if the -v option is specified. DOS subdirectory names that contain the '/' or '' separator are supported. If you use the '' separator or wildcards, you must enclose file names in quotes to protect them from the shell. The mcd command can be used to establish the device and the current working directory (relative to DOS), otherwise the default is A:. Not all UNIX file names are supported in the DOS world. The mwrite command may have to change UNIX names to fit the DOS file name conven- tions. The following table shows some examples of file name conversions: ----------------------------------------------- UNIX name DOS name Reason for the change ----------------------------------------------- thisisatest THISISAT file name too long file.stuff FILE.STU extension too long prn.txt XRN.TXT PRN is a device name .abc X.ABC null file name hot+cold HOTXCOLD illegal character ----------------------------------------------- EXIT STATUS
The following exit values are returned: Success. Failure. ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
The following environment variables affect the execution of mwrite: If set, this variable names the file that contains the name of the cur- rent mtools working directory as established by the mcd command. If this variable is not set, the file $HOME/.mcwd is used. FILES
Contains the name of the current mtools working directory as established by the mcd command. If this file does not exist, the default mtools working directory is A:. Executable file SEE ALSO
Commands: dos2unix(1) mcd(1), mcopy(1), mdiskcopy(1), mkmanifest(1), mread(1), mtools(1), unix2dos(1) mwrite(1)
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