1. Name

mcd - change MSDOS directory
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2. Note of warning

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3. Description

The \fR\f(CWmcd\fR command is used to change the mtools working directory on the MS-DOS disk. It uses the following syntax:

\fR\f(CWmcd [msdosdirectory\f(CW]


Without arguments, \fR\f(CWmcd\fR reports the current device and working directory. Otherwise, \fR\f(CWmcd\fR changes the current device and current working directory relative to an MS-DOS filesystem.

The environmental variable \fR\f(CWMCWD\fR may be used to locate the file where the device and current working directory information is stored. The default is \fR\f(CW(if$HOME/.mcwd(is\fR. Information in this file is ignored if the file is more than 6 hours old.

\fR\f(CWMcd\fR returns 0 on success or 1 on failure.

Unlike MS-DOS versions of \fR\f(CWCD\fR, \fR\f(CWmcd\fR can be used to change to another device. It may be wise to remove old \fR\f(CW(if.mcwd(is\fR files at logout.

4. See Also

Mtools' texinfo doc

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