mread - mtools utility to perform a low level read (copy) of a DOS file to
mread [-tnm] msdosfile unixfile
mread [-tnm] msdosfile [msdosfiles...] unixdirectory
-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
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:\.
Unlike DOS convention, the destination directory may not be omitted.
The following exit values are returned:
The following environment variables affect the execution of mread:
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.
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:\.
Commands: dos2unix(1), mcd(1), mcopy(1), mdiskcopy(1), mtools(1),
mtype(1), mwrite(1), unix2dos(1)