mcopy - mtools utility to copy DOS files to and from a UNIX operating system
mcopy [-mntv] sourcefile targetfile
mcopy [-mntv] sourcefile [sourcefiles...] targetdirectory
Preserves the file modification time.
Specifies that a warning is not issued when an existing file
is specified as the target file. If this option is not specified, the
command verifies whether or not to overwrite an existing file.
Specifies a text file transfer. Line terminators are converted
to the appropriate format.
Specifies verbose mode. The new file name is displayed if
the name supplied is invalid.
The mcopy command copies the specified file to the named file, or copies multiple files to the named directory. The specified files or directories can be either DOS or UNIX files.
If the file is a text file line terminators are converted to the appropriate format.
Using a drive letter designation on the DOS files such as 'a:' determines the direction of the transfer. A missing drive designation indicates a UNIX file whose path starts in the current 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:\.
Not all UNIX file names are supported in the DOS world. The mcopy 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|
The following restrictions exist:
Omitting the destination directory is not supported.
Using the plus (+) operator is not supported.
Using a drive letter designation on DOS files is required
with this command only, not with other
The following exit values are returned:
The following environment variables affect the execution of
If set, this variable names the file that contains the name
of the current
working directory as established
command. If this variable is not set, the file
Contains the name of the current
working directory as established by the
this file does not exist, the default
Commands: mcd(1), mread(1), mtools(1), mwrite(1)