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msdos.util(8)             BSD System Manager's Manual            msdos.util(8)


NAME

     msdos.util -- DOS/Windows (FAT) file system utility


SYNOPSIS

     msdos.util -m mountflag1 mountflag2 mountflag3 mountflag4 device node

     msdos.util -p mountflag1 mountflag2 mountflag3 mountflag4 device

     msdos.util -u device

     msdos.util -k device

     msdos.util -n device name


DESCRIPTION

     The msdos.util command supports the mounting, probing, and unmounting of
     FAT file systems.

     Options:
           -m mountflag1 mountflag2 mountflag3 mountflag4
                       mount
           -n          set name
           -p mountflag1 mountflag2 mountflag3 mountflag4
                       probe for mounting
           -u          unmount
           -k          print volume UUID

     mountflags above are either:
           o   removable or fixed
           o   readonly or writeable
           o   suid or nosuid
           o   dev or nodev

     FAT volumes do not actually have a volume UUID.  They have an optional
     4-byte volume ID.  If a volume has an ID, then it will be converted to a
     version 3 UUID using MD5 to checksum the kFSUUIDNamespaceSHA1 UUID
     folowed by the volume ID.

     For the -k option, if the volume has a volume ID, the exit status will be
     253 and the UUID will be printed to standard out, without any trailing
     newline.  Otherwise, if the volume appears to be FAT, the exit status
     will be 255.  If the volume does not appear to be FAT, the exit status
     will be 254.


FILES

     /System/Library/Filesystems/msdos.fs/msdos.util


SEE ALSO

     diskarbitrationd(8)


HISTORY

     Derived from the Openstep Workspace Manager file system utility programs.

Darwin                          March 24, 2001                          Darwin

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