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GNU mtools 4.0.19 released

From: Alain Knaff
Subject: GNU mtools 4.0.19 released
Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2018 19:38:16 +0200
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I am pleased to announce the release of GNU mtools version 4.0.19

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:    (534K)   (436K)    (361K)

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

Mtools is a collection of utilities to access MS-DOS disks from GNU
and 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. It is also a
convenient tool to work with disk image files (thanks to the -i flag).

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 4.0.18 release are:
        - Fix for short file names starting with character 0xE5
        (by remapping it to 0x5)
        - mpartition: Partition types closer to what Microsoft uses
        - mformat: figure out LBA geometry as last resort if geometry
        is neither specified in config and/or command line, nor can be
        queried from the device
        - mformat: use same default cluster size by size as Microsoft
        for FAT32
        - additional sanity checks
        - document how cluster size is picked in mformat.c man page
        - document how partition types are picked in mpartition.c man page

Many thanks to Pali Rohár who contributed most of these changes.



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