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[Info-mtools] GNU mtools 4.0.26 released

From: Alain Knaff
Subject: [Info-mtools] GNU mtools 4.0.26 released
Date: Sat, 28 Nov 2020 14:16:10 +0100
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I am pleased to announce the release of GNU mtools version 4.0.26

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

The sources can be obtained from and its world-wide mirrors:    (516K)   (411K)    (364K)

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 <>.

Improvements since the 4.0.25 release are:
        - Fix compilation on Macintosh
        - Ignore image file locking errors if we are performing a
          read-only access anyways
        - Minor man-page fixes

Note: for this release, I updated my GPG signing key to a 4096 bit RSA key.
The new public key, signed with my previous 1024 bit key may be found on



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