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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.
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:
Mcat performs the same task as the unix cat command. It is included into the mtools pack-
age, since cat cannot access remote floppy devices 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 lowlevel nature of this command, it will
happily destroy any data written before on the disk without warning!
Mtools' texinfo doc
Viewing the texi doc
This manpage has been automatically generated from mtools's texinfo documentation. How-
ever, this process is only approximative, and some items, such as crossreferences, foot-
notes and indices are lost in this translation process. Indeed, these items have no
appropriate representation in the manpage format. Moreover, not all information has been
translated into the manpage version. Thus I strongly advise you to use the original tex-
info 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://mtools.linux.lu' and also at:
* 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-3.9.8 02Jun01 mcat(1)
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