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Lets Unix systems work with DOS files.

A set of tools that lets Unix systems access files on an MS-DOS filesystem (usually a floppy). Each program emulates the equivalent MS-DOS command while omitting any unnecessary restrictions and oddities. It now supports the long filenames found in Windows 95 and Windows NT, ZIP/JAZ disks, OS/2 Xdf disks, and 2m disks (stores up to 1992k on a high-density 3.5 floppy), and FAT 32.


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version 4.0.18 (stable)
released on 9 December 2018

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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 5 January 2019.


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