LREAD 3.0 – Reading and Writing Linux Files from DOS/Windows



LREAD is a command line tool suite for DOS, Windows 3.x, Windows
9x and Windows NT for accessing files on Linux harddisks (Linux’s
native Extended 2 filesystem).

The tools allow to list directories, to copy files from Linux to
DOS and to copy files from DOS to Linux. You also can delete files
or modify access rights of Linux files from DOS/Windows.

The Linux disk must be physically accessible from DOS/Windows,
ie. only local drives can be accessed.

The tool is intended to allow repairing your linux filesystem in
case anything went wrong.

The most recent version of the LREAD tools suite can be found on

You can also get older versions from http://sunsite.unc.edu ‘s ftp.ar in
directory /pub/Linux/utils/dos

The package includes binaries for DOS/Windows9.x and for Windows
NT as well as source code. The package is copyrighted by me, but
may be freely distributed under the GNU General Public License