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[Info-mtools] GNU mtools 4.0.32 released

From: Alain Knaff
Subject: [Info-mtools] GNU mtools 4.0.32 released
Date: Sat, 10 Jul 2021 15:04:50 +0200
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I am pleased to announce the release of GNU mtools version 4.0.32

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

The sources can be obtained from and its world-wide mirrors:    (516K)   (427K)    (372K)

The same directory also contains pre-compiled Debian 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).

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

Please email bugs or suggestions to <>.

Improvements since the 4.0.31 release are:
        - Simplify algorithm that chooses filesystem parameters for
          format, and align it more closely with what Win7 does
        - Fix mformatting XDF when XDF not explicitly specified on
          mformat command line
        - easier way to enter sizes on mformat command line
          (mformat -C -T 1440K)
        - For small sizes, mformat assumes floppy geometries (heads 1 or
          2, tracks 40 or 80)
        - Handle attempts to mformat too small filesystems more
        - Enable minfo to print out additional mformat command line
          parameters, if the present filesystem uses non-default
          values for these
        - minfo no longer prints bigsect if smallsect is set
        - for remap filter, error when trying to write non-zero data
          to unmapped sectors
        - Fix misc compilation warnings occurring when disabling
          certain features (largefiles, raw-term)



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