mwrite - mtools utility to perform a low level write (copy) of a UNIX file
mwrite [-mntv] unixfile msdosfile
mwrite [-mntv] unixfile [unixfiles...] [msdosdirectory]
-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 mwrite
command verifies whether or not to overwrite an existing file.
-t Specifies a text file transfer. Line terminators are converted to the
-v Specifies verbose mode. Displays the new file name if the UNIX file
name requires conversion.
The mwrite command copies the specified UNIX file to the named DOS file, or
copies multiple UNIX files to the named DOS directory. The destination
directory cannot be omitted. Reasonable care is taken to create a valid DOS
file name. If an invalid name is specified, the mwrite command changes the
name, then displays the new name if the -v option is specified.
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:\.
Not all UNIX file names are supported in the DOS world. The mwrite command
may have to change UNIX names to fit the DOS file name conventions. The
following table shows some examples of file name conversions:
UNIX name DOS name Reason for the change
thisisatest THISISAT file name too long
file.stuff FILE.STU extension too long
prn.txt XRN.TXT PRN is a device name
.abc X.ABC null file name
hot+cold HOTXCOLD illegal character
The following exit values are returned:
The following environment variables affect the execution of mwrite:
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), mkmanifest(1),
mread(1), mtools(1), unix2dos(1)