[Coco] Re: [Color Computer] Creating a DSK file on a real coco..

Bob Devries bdevries at gil.com.au
Fri Dec 23 02:11:27 EST 2005

If we had an zip utility that could take its input from standard input, then 
we could do something like this:

OS9> creatdsk /d0 ! zip -z outdsk.zip

Or if we similarly had a comms util that tooks its input from stdin, it 
could look like this:

OS9> createdsk /d0 ! compak /t2


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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mark McDougall" <msmcdoug at iinet.net.au>
To: "CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts" <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Sent: Friday, December 23, 2005 5:04 PM
Subject: Re: [Coco] Re: [Color Computer] Creating a DSK file on a real 

> Mannequin* wrote:
>> So you would want to create a DSK file on a Color Computer? Hard drive
>> or floppy disk? Because, unless the floppy has a larger storage capacity
>> than that of the disk you're DSK'ing, it wouldn't fit. ;)
>> As far as I know, and I want someone to correct me if I'm wrong, DSK
>> images are bit by bit copies of a real floppy disk. Aren't they?
> AFAIK, there's extra information as well!?!
> You could produce a compressed version (say, ZIP) and in most cases, it'd 
> actually end up smaller and you could store it on one drive.
> The other option is to produce the image on-the-fly and transfer it to a 
> PC via serial, for example.
> Regards,
> Mark
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