The mzip command is used to issue ZIP disk specific commands on Linux, Solaris or HPUX. Its syntax is:
Mzip allows the following command line options:
To remove the password, set it to one of the passwordless modes -r or -w: mzip will then ask you for the password, and unlock the disk. If you have forgotten the password, you can get rid of it by low-level formatting the disk (using your SCSI adaptor's BIOS setup).
The ZipTools disk shipped with the drive is also password protected. On Dos or on a Mac, this password is automatically removed once the ZipTools have been installed. From various articles posted to Usenet, I learned that the password for the tools disk is APlaceForYourStuff. Mzip knows about this password, and tries it first, before prompting you for a password. Thus mzip -w z: unlocks the tools disk. The tools disk is formatted in a special way so as to be usable both in a PC and in a Mac. On a PC, the Mac filesystem appears as a hidden file named Infinitypartishn.macIntegral. You may erase it to reclaim the 50 Megs of space taken up by the Mac filesystem.
This command is a big kludge. A proper implementation would take a rework of significant parts of mtools, but unfortunately I don't have the time for this right now. The main downside of this implementation is that it is inefficient on some architectures (several successive calls to mtools, which defeats mtools' caching).
./configure; make dvi; dvips mtools.dvi
./configure; make html
./configure; make info
The texinfo doc looks most pretty when printed or as html. Indeed, in the info version certain examples are difficult to read due to the quoting conventions used in info.