[Color Computer] [coco] OS-9, alphabetizing directories..
gene.heskett at verizon.net
Thu Nov 24 09:07:58 EST 2005
On Thursday 24 November 2005 08:01, Mark Marlette wrote:
>What is/was flaky about it????
I don't recall the exact scenario at this late date Mark. I do know
that on inspecting the directories it had sorted with ded, that there
was a lot of garbage left between the end of the filename with its msb
of the last char set, and the 3 byte fd sector address. And, once in a
great while, this garbage apparently confused it into leaving a name
out of the newly sort list it re-wrote. I re-wrote it to zero out that
stuff and never had another problem with it.
But before I did, I had had to run dcheck 2 or 3 times, and make a new
directory entry with ded to recover a missing file. Thats what
prompted the re-write. dsort, which used exactly the same method IIRC,
never suffered from that malady that I know of, so I don't know what the
difference that triggered the problem actually was, just that it was
apparently fixed with my extra housekeeping. And having once gotten
into the habit of using gsort, I probably didn't use dsort very much, so
possible I never accumulated enough of the right kind of garbage to
trigger in dsort whatever did it to the original gsort.
>At 11/23/2005 08:40 PM, you wrote:
>>On Wednesday 23 November 2005 20:08, George Ramsower wrote:
>> >I'm sure there is something to do this..
>> > Where can I find a utility to alphabetize a directory of files for
>> > OS-9?
>> > My CMDS directory is a wreck!
>>A slightly flaky gsort was included in the multiview package, which I
>>re-wrote to do a bunch of cleanups while it was running, should be
>>gsort14 or some such on rtsi.
>>My version zeros out everything after the high msb byte in the name
>>except the fd pointer. I'd found an instance or two where the
>> original could get confused, with the possibility of a file loss you
>> wouldn't find until you ran a dcheck on the drive.
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