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GNU mtools 4.0.11 released

From: Alain Knaff
Subject: GNU mtools 4.0.11 released
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2009 19:50:35 +0200
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I am pleased to announce the release of GNU mtools version 4.0.11.

GNU mtools is available for download from and the mirror sites worldwide (see for the list of those).

The signed sources can be obtained from and its world-wide
mirrors:    (463K)   (374K)

The same directory also contains pre-compiled Debian and RPM packages.

Mtools is a collection of utilities to access MS-DOS disks from Unix
without mounting them, to change FAT-specific file attributes
(hidden, archive, system), and to format FAT media.

Mtools supports W32 style long file names, FAT32, OS/2 Xdf disks and
2m disks (store up to 1992k on a high density 3 1/2 disk). Mtools also
includes mpartition, a simple partitioning programing to setup Zip and
Jaz media on non-PC machines (SunOs, Solaris, HP/UX, ...). It is also
a convenient tool to work with disk image files (thanks to the -i

Since version 4.0.0 mtools now has full support for Unicode filenames.

For more information on mtools, including links to file downloads,
please see the mtools web page:

Please email bugs or suggestions to <address@hidden>.

Improvements since the 4.0.10 release are:

* Mtools is now able to deal with NULL bytes in short DOS names
* Fixed compiler warnings in mlabel.c and elsewhere
* Fixed h flag in mattrib.c
* Added missing error checking in floppyd and elsewhere



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