|FROM ||Alain Knaff
|SUBJECT ||Subject: [Hangout - NYLXS] GNU mtools 4.0.32 released
I am pleased to announce the release of GNU mtools version 4.0.32
GNU mtools is available for download from
ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/mtools and the mirror sites worldwide (see
http://www.gnu.org/order/ftp.html for the list of those).
The sources can be obtained from ftp.gnu.org and its world-wide mirrors:
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: http://www.gnu.org/software/mtools
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)
If you have a working or partly working program that you'd like
to offer to the GNU project as a GNU package,
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