Subject: Re: mtools-2.0.7
To: Michael L. VanLoon -- HeadCandy.com <email@example.com>
From: Jordan K. Hubbard <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/18/1996 05:12:53
> I think the point was: why bother with mtools when you can do...
> mount -t msdos /dev/fd0a /mnt
> ... and read and write it with native unix commands?
Sometimes it's just easier to use mtools - I use them all the time.
Let's say I just want to copy one silly file onto a floppy, for example.
I can either do:
mount -t msdos /dev/fd0a /mnt
cp somefile /mnt
<wait while filesystem syncs itself>
Or I can do:
mcopy somefile a:
<done very quick>
Which of the two do you think I'm going to prefer? :-)
Also, mtools is also pretty useful for its `mformat' command.