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Linux in a Nutshell

This directory of Linux commands is from Linux in a Nutshell, 5th Edition.

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mdir [options] dir

List directory contents on an MS-DOS filesystem. See ls, dir, and mtools for more information.



Display output recursively, listing the contents of subdirectories.


Include hidden files in the output.


Produce a concise listing, showing each directory or file on a separate line, with no heading or summary information.


Operate in fast mode, without determining the amount of free space. Not required on FAT32 filesystems, which store the free-space information explicitly.


Produce wide output, printing filenames across the page with no file-size or creation-date information.


Print version information and exit.

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