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mwrite(1)							     mwrite(1)

       mwrite  -  mtools utility to perform a low level write (copy) of a UNIX
       file to DOS

       mwrite [-mntv] unixfile msdosfile

       mwrite [-mntv] unixfile [unixfiles...] [msdosdirectory]

       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 mwrite command verifies whether or not  to
       overwrite an existing file.  Specifies a text file transfer.  Line ter‐
       minators are converted to the appropriate  format.   Specifies  verbose
       mode.   Displays	 the new file name if the UNIX file name requires con‐

       The mwrite command copies the specified UNIX  file  to  the  named  DOS
       file,  or  copies  multiple UNIX files to the named DOS directory.  The
       destination directory cannot be omitted. Reasonable care	 is  taken  to
       create  a  valid	 DOS  file name.  If an invalid name is specified, the
       mwrite command changes the name, then displays the new name if  the  -v
       option is specified.

       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:\.

       Not all UNIX file names are supported in the  DOS  world.   The	mwrite
       command	may have to change UNIX names to fit the DOS file name conven‐
       tions. The following table shows some examples  of  file	 name  conver‐

       UNIX name     DOS name	Reason for the change
       thisisatest   THISISAT	file name too long
       file.stuff    FILE.STU	extension too long
       prn.txt	     XRN.TXT	PRN is a device name
       .abc	     X.ABC	null file name
       hot+cold	     HOTXCOLD	illegal character

       The following exit values are returned: Success.	 Failure.

       The  following environment variables affect the execution of mwrite: 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),	mkmanifest(1),
       mread(1), mtools(1), unix2dos(1)


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