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MOUNT_MSDOS(8)			   BSD System Manager's Manual			   MOUNT_MSDOS(8)

NAME
     mount_msdos -- mount an MS-DOS file system

SYNOPSIS
     mount_msdos [-9Gls] [-g gid] [-M mask] [-m mask] [-o options] [-t gmtoff] [-u uid] special
		 node

DESCRIPTION
     The mount_msdos command attaches the MS-DOS filesystem residing on the device special to the
     global filesystem namespace at the location indicated by node.  Both special and node are
     converted to absolute paths before use.  This command is normally executed by mount(8) at
     boot time, but can be used by any user to mount an MS-DOS file system on any directory that
     they own (provided, of course, that they have appropriate access to the device that contains
     the file system).

     Support for FAT16 and VFAT32 as well as long file names is available.

     The options are as follows:

     -9 	   Ignore the special Win'95 directory entries even if deleting or renaming a
		   file.  This forces -s.

     -G 	   This option causes the filesystem to be interpreted as an Atari-Gemdos
		   filesystem.	The differences to the MS-DOS filesystem are minimal and limited
		   to the boot block.  This option also allows mounting X680x0's Human68k flop-
		   pies.  This option enforces -s.

     -g gid	   Set the group of the files in the file system to gid.  The default group is
		   the group of the directory on which the file system is being mounted.

     -l 	   Force listing and generation of Win'95 long filenames and separate cre-
		   ation/modification/access dates.

		   If neither -s nor -l are given, mount_msdos searches the root directory of the
		   filesystem to be mounted for any existing Win'95 long filenames.  If the
		   filesystem is not empty and no such entries are found, -s is the default.
		   Otherwise -l is assumed.

     -M mask	   Specify the maximum file permissions for directories in the file system.  The
		   value of -m is used if it is supplied and -M is omitted.

     -m mask	   Specify the maximum file permissions for files in the file system.  (For exam-
		   ple, a mask of 755 specifies that, by default, the owner should have read,
		   write, and execute permissions for files, but others should only have read and
		   execute permissions.  See chmod(1) for more information about octal file
		   modes.)  Only the nine low-order bits of mask are used.  The value of -M is
		   used if it is supplied and -m is omitted.  The default mask is taken from the
		   directory on which the file system is being mounted.

     -o options    Use the specified mount options, as described in mount(8).

     -s 	   Force behaviour to ignore and not generate Win'95 long filenames.  See also
		   -l.

     -t gmtoff	   Set the time zone offset (in seconds) from UTC to gmtoff, with positive values
		   indicating east of the Prime Meridian.  If not set, the user's current time
		   zone will be used.

     -u uid	   Set the owner of the files in the file system to uid.  The default owner is
		   the owner of the directory on which the file system is being mounted.

EXAMPLES
     To remove the 'execute' permission bit for all files, but still keep directories searchable,
     use:

	   mount_msdos -m 0644 -M 0755 /dev/wd0e /msdos

SEE ALSO
     mount(2), unmount(2), fstab(5), mount(8)

HISTORY
     The mount_msdos utility first appeared in NetBSD 0.9.  Its predecessor, the mount_pcfs util-
     ity appeared in NetBSD 0.8, and was abandoned in favor of the more aptly-named mount_msdos.

BUGS
     Compressed partitions are not supported.

     The use of the -9 flag could result in damaged filesystems, albeit the damage is in part
     taken care of by procedures similar to the ones used in Win'95.

BSD					November 16, 2012				      BSD
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