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On Sun, Aug 19, 2001 at 06:16:13PM -0400, David Ford wrote:
> Mount your floppy synchronous. Writes won't be buffered then.

Or use tar on /dev/fd0

Seriously - many people are not aware of that since they think of floppies
like filesystems. But for many purposes tar is exactly what you want - and
then there's no mounting and un-mounting, no buffered writes, and it may
even work directly in your HP-UX box too :)

If you absolutely must write to a FAT filesystem on the floppy, you can
use the mtools package (mcopy, mdir, mformat, ...) - again, you won't have to
mount or unmount, writes are not buffered, etc. etc.

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