Re: copy files in ums-dos

From: Gerhard Thimm (
Date: Fri Nov 03 2000 - 12:09:38 CET

Kerstin & Peter Karp schrieb:
> Hi again,
> I'm trying to find out if I can copy files from Win/DOS to the
> C:\LINUX directory (for example the SVGA.tgz I've downloaded). So far
> I didn't found a way how I can do this so that MuLinux will find the
> copied files. Is this possible?

just use "copy from to", this should work. Or the the explorer.

> In the /DOS directory is the * character added at all those files.
> Why's that?

assuming you are using "ls". ls can add some "mystic"-sign to filenames.
a "/" th dirs, a*" to executables, a "@" to links und so on.

> In the docs to another mini-Linux I've found that
> umssync .
> can be used to update a ums file system. This does seem to work. (the
> * character disapperas after running the command umssync .) Have I
> found the right answer here?
> So long
> Peter
> P.S.: Aren't my questions no FAQ's? I didn't found a FAQ reference
> for MuLinux :-(
> Wouldn't you think it would be a good idea to start a MuLinux FAQ?

Yes, start it :-)

> P.P.S.: Be wary not to use umssync . in the /DOS dir itself. It
> renamed my "programme" directory to a funny name which made me some
> trouble (which I solved when I enabled tail names again in the
> registry and renamed the directory back to "programme". I had
> disabled them before to be able to run dgjpp under plain DOS, but to
> be able to use it under win with long file name support...)

Bye , Gerhard

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