RE: copy files in ums-dos

From: winsor SMP (
Date: Sat Nov 04 2000 - 05:12:43 CET

('binary' encoding is not supported, stored as-is) The * character is merely a flag added by muLinux to designate that that particular file is executable..........
And using a hard disk UMSDOS install copying the file over to / is as easy as cd /DOS/<directory where file exists>
cp <filename> /


>Date: Fri, 3 Nov 2000 11:08:27 +0100
>From: "Kerstin & Peter Karp" <>
>Subject: copy files in ums-dos
>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?
>In the /DOS directory is the * character added at all those files.
>Why's that?
>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
>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?
>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...)
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