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cpmcp - copy files from and to CP/M disks


cpmcp [-f format] [-p] [-t] image user:file file
cpmcp [-f format] [-p] [-t] image user:file ... directory
cpmcp [-f format] [-p] [-t] image file user:file
cpmcp [-f format] [-p] [-t] image file ... user:


cpmcp copies one or more files to or from a CP/M disk. When copying multiple files, the last argument must be a drive or directory. The drive letter does not matter because the device is specified by the image, it is only used to specify which direction you want to copy. The user number is specified after the drive letter, if omitted user 0 is used.

You can use * and ? in CP/M file names, which have the same meaning in sh(1) file name patterns.


Use the given CP/M disk format instead of the default format.
libdsk driver type, e.g. tele for Teledisk images or raw for raw images (requires building cpmtools with support for libdsk).
Preserve time stamps when copying files from CP/M to UNIX (not implemented for copying the other way so far).
Convert text files between CP/M and UNIX conventions.


Upon successful completion, exit code 0 is returned.


Any errors are indicated by exit code 1.


CPMTOOLSFMT Default format


/etc/cpmtools/diskdefs CP/M disk format definitions


This program is copyright 1997–2012 Michael Haardt <>. The Windows port is copyright 2000, 2001, 2011 John Elliott <>.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

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October 25, 2014 CP/M tools