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LinuxLookup.com: Mtools - It's all about floppies...

Oct 08, 2000, 13:11 (0 Talkback[s])
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"I know almost nobody uses floppies anymore but if you happen to be in a situation where you have to this will help you. I'm talking about the mtools which is usually packed with every distribution of Linux. Mtools is a package of tools that help you manage floppies, ZIPs, and Jazz. These tools give you the capabilities of reading and writing to the drive without having the need to mount them. This is really a time saver, for instance you are looking for a particular file and you have 15 floppies to look through. Instead of having to mount each floppy and then looking for the file you can use mdir (a utility that is included with mtools), which lists all the files in each floppy without the need to mount."

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