mwrite - mtools utility to perform a low level write (copy) of a UNIX file to DOS
mwrite [-mntv] unixfile msdosfile
mwrite [-mntv] unixfile [unixfiles...] [msdosdirectory]
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
Specifies a text file transfer. Line terminators are converted
to the appropriate format.
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|
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), mcopy(1), mkmanifest(1), mread(1), mtools(1)