mdir Man page

mdir General Commands Manual mdir

mdir – display an MSDOS directory

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The mdir command is used to display an MS-DOS directory. Its syntax is:

mdir [-/] [-f] [-w] [-a] [-b] msdosfile [ msdosfiles…]

Mdir displays the contents of MS-DOS directories, or the entries for
some MS-DOS files.

Mdir supports the following command line options:

/ Recursive output, just like MS-DOS’ -s option

w Wide output. With this option, mdir prints the filenames across
the page without displaying the file size or creation date.

a Also list hidden files.

f Fast. Do not try to find out free space. On larger disks,
finding out the amount of free space takes up some non trivial
amount of time, as the whole FAT must be read in and scanned.
The -f flag bypasses this step. This flag is not needed on
FAT32 file systems, which store the size explicitly.

b Concise listing. Lists each directory name or filename, one per
line (including the filename extension). This switch displays no
heading information and no summary. Only a newline separated
list of pathnames is displayed.

An error occurs if a component of the path is not a directory.

See Also
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