mread(1)mread(1)NAMEmread - mtools utility to perform a low level read (copy) of a DOS file
SYNOPSISmread [-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 ter‐
minators 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 UNIX directory.
DOS subdirectory names that contain the '/' or '\' separator are sup‐
ported. 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 be omitted.
The following exit values are returned: Success. Failure.
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 estab‐
lished by the mcd command. If this file does not exist, the default
mtools working directory is A:\. Executable file
Commands: dos2unix(1), mcd(1), mcopy(1), mdiskcopy(1), mtools(1),
mtype(1), mwrite(1), unix2dos(1)mread(1)