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mcd General Commands Manual mcd

mcd – change MSDOS directory

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The mcd command is used to change the mtools working directory on the
MS-DOS disk. It uses the following syntax:

mcd [msdosdirectory]

Without arguments, mcd reports the current device and working direc‐
tory. Otherwise, mcd changes the current device and current working
directory relative to an MS-DOS file system.

The environmental variable MCWD may be used to locate the file where
the device and current working directory information is stored. The
default is `$HOME/.mcwd’. Information in this file is ignored if the
file is more than 6 hours old.

Mcd returns 0 on success or 1 on failure.

Unlike MS-DOS versions of CD, mcd can be used to change to another
device. It may be wise to remove old `.mcwd’ files at logout.

See Also
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