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Date:      Sun, 28 Dec 2003 18:30:46 -0500 (EST)
From:      Ken Seggerman <suleyman@panix.com>
To:        fbsd_user <fbsd_user@a1poweruser.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   RE: Floppy utility w/ DOS-like syntax
Message-ID:  <Pine.NEB.4.58.0312281829470.26886@panix1.panix.com>
In-Reply-To: <MIEPLLIBMLEEABPDBIEGEEDJFCAA.fbsd_user@a1poweruser.com>
References:  <MIEPLLIBMLEEABPDBIEGEEDJFCAA.fbsd_user@a1poweruser.com>

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Thanks, so much!

This stuff is coming back to me.


Ken

On Sun, 28 Dec 2003, fbsd_user wrote:

> You do not need any special port application to do that, You can
> config FBSD to allow that function by doing this.
>
> Edit /etc/fstab and add this line
>
> 	/dev/fd0    /a           msdos   rw,noauto,longnames   0   0
>
> Then as root issue this command
>
> 	mkdir /a
>
> Reboot your system
>
> Now put an msdos formatted floppy in the drive and issue this
> command
>
> 	mount /a
> 	cd /a
>
> Now just use regular FBSD commands to do what ever you want.
> When you are done do this
>
> 	cd /
> 	umount /a
>
> When you take FBSD files to windows, use word to read them and there
> will not be any line feeds at the end of each sentence. When you
> move an windows file to FBSD, each line in the file will have line
> feeds at the end of each line. FBSD has very simple port/package
> named unix2dos. Install the package it's so much easier to install
> that way. It has two commands unix2dos and dos2unix for stripping
> off the junk at the ends of each line.
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions@freebsd.org]On Behalf Of Ken
> Seggerman
> Sent: Sunday, December 28, 2003 5:25 PM
> To: freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
> Subject: Floppy utility w/ DOS-like syntax
>
> If I recall correctly, I have installed a little utility (on 4.3)
> that
> mounts, reads from and writes to an ordinary DOS-formatted floppy
> and uses
> a DOS-like syntax.
>
> I don't remember what it's called or how to find it.
>
> I tried the Handbook,  the FAQ and pkg_info.
>
> Any ideas?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Ken  Seggerman
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