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 dosif(4)							    dosif(4)




 NAME
      DOSIF - DOS Interchange Format description

 DESCRIPTION
      DOSIF (DOS Interchange Format) is the name given to the media format
      used by the DOS operating system.	 This format is based upon that used
      in IBM PC and PC AT and HP Vectra systems.

      The DOS utilities described in Section 1 (referred to hereafter as
      dos*(1)) are provided for reading data from and writing data to DOSIF
      volumes.	Use these utilities to retrieve information from a DOSIF
      volume.

      The dos*(1) utilities are the only HP-UX commands that can interact
      directly with the contents of a DOSIF volume.  The only other way to
      interact with the contents of a DOSIF volume is to use an HP-UX DOS
      emulation or coprocessor facility such as SoftPC or the DOS
      Coprocessor.  mount cannot be used on a DOSIF volume because the
      operating system does not recognize it (see mount(1M)).

      When constructing file names for dos*(1) commands, start with the HP-
      UX path name of the DOSIF volume, then add a colon (:) followed by the
      file name:

	   device_file:file

      or

	   path_name:file

      Note: This file naming convention is suitable for use only in
      arguments to the dos*(1) utilities.  It does not constitute a legal
      path name for any other use in HP-UX applications.

      Metacharacters *, ?, and [ ... ] can be used when specifying both HP-
      UX and DOS file names.  These must be quoted when specifying a DOS
      file name, because file name expansion must be performed by the DOS
      utilities, not by the shell.  The dos*(1) utilities expand file names
      as described in regexp(5) under PATTERN MATCHING NOTATION.

      By convention, if the HP-UX device name and a trailing colon are
      specified, but no file or directory name is provided (for example,
      /dev/rdsk/c1t1d0:), the root (/) of the DOS file system is assumed.

 EXAMPLES
      Specify DOSIF file /dos/ivy accessed through HP-UX special file
      /dev/rdsk/c1t1d0:

	   /dev/rdsk/c1t1d0:/dos/ivy





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 dosif(4)							    dosif(4)




      Specify DOSIF file /math accessed through the DOS volume stored as
      HP-UX file /home/mydir/driveC:

	   /home/mydir/driveC:/math

 SEE ALSO
      dos2ux(1), doschmod(1), doscp(1), dosdf(1), dosls(1), dosmkdir(1),
      dosrm(1).














































 Hewlett-Packard Company	    - 2 -   HP-UX Release 11i: November 2000