mdir

mdir(1)                      General Commands Manual                     mdir(1)



Name
       mdir - display an MSDOS directory



Note of warning
       This manpage has been automatically generated from mtools's texinfo
       documentation, and may not be entirely accurate or complete.  See the end
       of this man page for details.

Description
       The mdir command is used to display an MS-DOS directory. Its syntax is:

       mdir [-/] [-f] [-w] [-a] [-b] msdosfile [ msdosfiles...]

       Mdir displays the contents of MS-DOS directories, or the entries for some
       MS-DOS files.

       Mdir supports the following command line options:

       /      Recursive output, just like MS-DOS' -s option

       w      Wide output.  With this option, mdir prints the filenames across
              the page without displaying the file size or creation date.

       a      Also list hidden files.

       f      Fast.  Do not try to find out free space.  On larger disks,
              finding out the amount of free space takes up some non trivial
              amount of time, as the whole FAT must be read in and scanned.  The
              -f flag bypasses this step.  This flag is not needed on FAT32 file
              systems, which store the size explicitly.

       b      Concise listing. Lists each directory name or filename, one per
              line (including the filename extension). This switch displays no
              heading information and no summary. Only a newline separated list
              of pathnames is displayed.

       An error occurs if a component of the path is not a directory.

See Also
       Mtools' texinfo doc

Viewing the texi doc
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       use the original texinfo doc.  See the end of this manpage for
       instructions how to view the texinfo doc.

       *      To generate a printable copy from the texinfo doc, run the
              following commands:

                     ./configure; make dvi; dvips mtools.dvi



       *      To generate a html copy,  run:

                     ./configure; make html

       A premade html can be found at
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       *      To generate an info copy (browsable using emacs' info mode), run:

                     ./configure; make info



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       the info version certain examples are difficult to read due to the
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mtools-4.0.35                        06Aug21                             mdir(1)