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[Info-mtools] GNU mtools 4.0.14 released

From: Alain Knaff
Subject: [Info-mtools] GNU mtools 4.0.14 released
Date: Sun, 17 Oct 2010 01:15:16 +0200
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I am pleased to announce the release of GNU mtools version 4.0.14.

GNU mtools is available for download from and the mirror sites worldwide (see for the list of those).

The signed sources can be obtained from and its world-wide
mirrors:    (480K)   (376K)    (321K)

The same directory also contains pre-compiled Debian and RPM packages.

Mtools is a collection of utilities to access MS-DOS disks from GNU
and Unix without mounting them, to change FAT-specific file attributes
(hidden, archive, system), and to format FAT media.

Mtools supports W32 style long file names, FAT32, OS/2 Xdf disks and
2m disks (store up to 1992k on a high density 3 1/2 disk). Mtools also
includes mpartition, a simple partitioning programing. It is also a
convenient tool to work with disk image files (thanks to the -i flag).

Since version 4.0.0 mtools now has full support for Unicode filenames.

For more information on mtools, including links to file downloads,
please see the mtools web page:

Please email bugs or suggestions to <address@hidden>.

Improvements since the 4.0.13 release are:

* Added utility (mshortname) to display short name equivalents of long names
* Fixed backup bootsector writing in mtools and mformat, which
confused partitionmanager (... and presumably other software as well)
* Fixed mlabel serial number signedness bug
* Fixed buffer size issue in mlabel
* in scripts, quote filename parameters
* Added lzip support (uz script, and packaging)
* added tot_sectors (-T) option to mformat
* fixed hidden sector handling in mformat
* cleanup of configure script (drop pointless linker flags)
* fixed floppyd for large-sized USB disks



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