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[Info-mtools] GNU mtools 4.0.28 released

From: Alain Knaff
Subject: [Info-mtools] GNU mtools 4.0.28 released
Date: Sun, 30 May 2021 19:23:41 +0200
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I am pleased to announce the release of GNU mtools version 4.0.28

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:    (519K)   (426K)    (368K)

The same directory also contains pre-compiled Debian 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 4.0.27 release are:
        - Support remapping of data (for not-quite linear floppy image
        files, such as IBM 3174)
        - Re-open floppy devices read-write if geometry parameters need
        to be changed
        - relax consistency checks in mpartition (partitions created
          by current fdisk would almost never pass these checks)
        - Fix some compiler warnings



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