Re: copy files in ums-dos

From: Michele Andreoli (
Date: Fri Nov 03 2000 - 15:18:25 CET

On Fri, Nov 03, 2000 at 11:08:27AM +0100, Kerstin & Peter Karp nicely wrote:
> 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?

You can access your DOS file in the /DOS logical directory.

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

It is an "ls" feature: "*" means executable, "@" mean symlinks, "/"
at the end means directory. Do not add this symbols in the filename!
So, you have to copy with "cp x" not "cp x*".

> 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?

The use of this command is not required for you and it is not

> 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?

I'm still waiting the Marko translation.


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