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msdosfs - MS-DOS file system

 

NAME

      msdosfs - MS-DOS file system
 

SYNOPSIS

      options MSDOSFS
 

DESCRIPTION

      The msdosfs driver will permit the FreeBSD kernel to read and write
      MS-DOS based file systems.
 
      The most common usage follows:
 
            mount -t msdosfs /dev/ad0sN /mnt
 
      where N is the partition number and /mnt is a mount point.  Some users
      tend to create a /dos directory for msdosfs mount points.  This helps to
      keep better track of the file system, and make it more easily accessible.
 
      It is possible to define an entry in /etc/fstab that looks similar to:
 
      /dev/ad0sN              /dos    msdosfs         rw      0       0
 
      This will mount an MS-DOS based partition at the /dos mount point during
      system boot.  Using /mnt as a permanent mount point is not advised as its
      intention has always been to be a temporary mount point for floppy and
      ZIP disks.  See hier(7) for more information on FreeBSD directory layout.
      mount(2), unmount(2), mount(8), mount_msdosfs(8), umount(8)
 

AUTHORS

      This manual page was written by Tom Rhodes 〈trhodes@FreeBSD.org〉.
 

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