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Debian GNU/Linux Reference Guide
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8.6.38 Utilities for foreign filesystems

Many foreign filesystems have Linux kernel support, and can thus be accessed simply by mounting the devices containing the filesystems. For certain filesystems, there are also a few specialized tools to access the filesystems without mounting the devices. This is accomplished with user-space programs so that kernel filesystem support is not needed.

  • mtools: for MSDOS filesystem (MS-DOS, Windows)

  • cpmtools: for CP/M filesystem

  • hfsutils: for HFS filesystem (native Macintosh)

  • hfsplus: for HFS+ filesystem (modern Macintosh)

In order to create and check an MS-DOS FAT filesystem, dosfstools is useful.

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