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mread(1)							     mread(1)



NAME

  mread	- mtools utility to perform a low level	read (copy) of a DOS file to
  UNIX

SYNOPSIS

  mread	[-tnm] msdosfile unixfile

  mread	[-tnm] msdosfile [msdosfiles...] unixdirectory

OPTIONS

  -m  Preserves	the file modification time.

  -n  Specifies	that a warning is not issued when an existing file is speci-
      fied as the target file.	If this	option is not specified, the mread
      command verifies whether or not to overwrite an existing file.

  -t  Specifies	a text file transfer.  Line terminators	are converted to the
      appropriate format.

DESCRIPTION

  The mread command copies the specified DOS file to the named UNIX file, or
  copies multiple DOS files to the named UNIX directory.

  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:\.

RESTRICTIONS

  Unlike DOS convention, the destination directory may not be omitted.

EXIT STATUS

  The following	exit values are	returned:

  0   Success.

  1   Failure.









ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES

  The following	environment variables affect the execution of mread:

  MCWD
      If set, this variable names the file that	contains the name of the
      current mtools working directory as established by the mcd command.  If
      this variable is not set,	the file $HOME/.mcwd is	used.

FILES

  $HOME/.mcwd
      Contains the name	of the current mtools working directory	as esta-
      blished by the mcd command.  If this file	does not exist,	the default
      mtools working directory is A:\.

  /usr/bin/mtools/mread
      Executable file

SEE ALSO

  Commands:  dos2unix(1), mcd(1), mcopy(1), mdiskcopy(1), mtools(1),
  mtype(1), mwrite(1), unix2dos(1)