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floppyd_installtest(1) General Commands Manual floppyd_installtest(1)


floppyd_installtest - tests whether floppyd is installed and running

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Floppyd_installtest is used to check for the presence of a running floppyd daemon. This is useful, if you have a small front-end script to mtools, which decides whether to use floppyd or not.

floppyd_installtest [-f] Connect-String

If the -f option is specified, floppyd_installtest does a full X-Cookie authentication and complains if this does not work.

The connect-String has the format described in the floppyd-section: hostname:displaynumber[/baseport]

See Also

Mtools' texinfo doc

Viewing the texi doc

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10Jul21 mtools-4.0.32