mread - mtools utility to perform a low level read (copy)
of a DOS file to UNIX
mread [-tnm] msdosfile unixfile
mread [-tnm] msdosfile [msdosfiles...] unixdirectory
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
mread command verifies whether or not to overwrite an
existing file. Specifies a text file transfer. Line terminators
are converted to the appropriate format.
The mread command copies the specified DOS file to the
named UNIX file, or copies multiple DOS files to the named
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:\.
Unlike DOS convention, the destination directory may not
The following exit values are returned: Success. Failure.
ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES [Toc] [Back]
The following environment variables affect the execution
of mread: If set, this variable names the file that contains
the name of the current mtools working directory as
established by the mcd command. If this variable is not
set, the file $HOME/.mcwd is used.
Contains the name of the current mtools working directory
as established by the mcd command. If this file does not
exist, the default mtools working directory is A:\. Executable
Commands: dos2unix(1), mcd(1), mcopy(1), mdiskcopy(1),
mtools(1), mtype(1), mwrite(1), unix2dos(1)
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