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setfdprm(1)						      General Commands Manual						       setfdprm(1)

Name
       setfdprm - sets user-provided floppy disk parameters

Note
       This  manpage has been automatically generated from fdutils's texinfo documentation.  However, this process is only approximative, and some
       items, such as cross-references, footnotes and indices are lost in this translation process.  Indeed, these items have no appropriate  rep-
       resentation  in	the  manpage  format.  Moreover, only the items specific to each command have been translated, and the general information
       about fdutils has been dropped in the manpage version.  Thus I strongly advise you to use the original texinfo doc.

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

		     ./configure; make dvi; dvips fdutils.dvi

       *      To generate a HTML copy,	run:

		     ./configure; make html

	      A pre-made HTML can be found at: `http://www.tux.org/pub/knaff/fdutils'

       *      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.

Description
	  setfdprm [-p] device media-description

	  setfdprm [-c | -y | -n] device

       setfdprm is a utility that can be used to load disk parameters into the auto-detecting floppy devices and "fixed parameter" floppy devices,
       to clear old parameter sets and to disable or enable diagnostic messages.  These parameters are derived from a media-description, see  sec-
       tion  Media description for more details.

       Without any options, setfdprm loads the device (for example `/dev/fd0' or `/dev/fd1') with a new parameter set with the name entry found in
       `/etc/mediaprm' (usually named 360/360, etc.).  For autodetecting floppy devices, these parameters  stay  in  effect  until  the  media	is
       changed. For "fixed parameter" devices, they stay in effect until they are changed again.

       Setfdprm can also be used by the superuser to redefine the default formats.

Options
       -p device name
	      Permanently  loads  a  new  parameter  set  for  the  specified  auto-configuring  floppy  device for the configuration with name in
	      `/etc/mediaprm'. Alternatively, the parameters can be given directly from the command line.

       -c device
	      Clears the parameter set of the specified auto-configuring floppy device.

       -y device
	      Enables format detection messages for the specified auto-configuring floppy device.

       -n device
	      Disables format detection messages for the specified auto-configuring floppy device.

Media description
       Please see the Media description section in the full fdutils documentation:
       - Texinfo documentation (info fdutils)
       - HTML documentation in /usr/share/doc/fdutils/Fdutils.html
       - or DVI documentation in /usr/share/doc/fdutils/Fdutils.dvi.gz

Bugs
       This documentation is grossly incomplete.

See Also
       Fdutils' texinfo doc

fdutils-5.5							      03Mar05							       setfdprm(1)

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mcat(1) 						      General Commands Manual							   mcat(1)

Name
       mcat - dump raw disk image

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 mcat command is used to copy an entire disk image from or to the floppy device. It uses the following syntax:

       mcat [-w] drive:

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       offered by the mtools floppy daemon.  Now it is possible to create boot floppies remotely.

       The default operation is reading. The output is written to stdout.

       If  the	-w  option is specified, mcat reads a disk-image from stdin and writes it to the given device.	Use this carefully! Because of the
       low-level nature of this command, it will happily destroy any data written before on the disk without warning!

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 repre-
       sentation 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 following commands:

		     ./configure; make dvi; dvips mtools.dvi

       *      To generate a html copy,	run:

		     ./configure; make html

       A premade html can be found at `http://www.gnu.org/software/mtools/manual/mtools.html'

       *      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-4.0.18							      09Jan13								   mcat(1)
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