[Coco] Recovering files
L. Curtis Boyle
curtisboyle at sasktel.net
Thu Jun 8 10:51:54 EDT 2006
On Thu, 08 Jun 2006 06:55:45 -0600, Robert Gault
<robert.gault at worldnet.att.net> wrote:
> Bob Devries wrote:
>> Is there a utility that will show me the sectors (clusters) which are
>> allocated to a file, or will I need to write that myself?
>> While I'm about it, is there a coco OS9 programme similar to the
>> OS9/68K "CFP", which takes wilcard input, and applies it to a command
>> line you specify, especially for programmes which don't handle multiple
>> command line parameters (like for instance, deldir), and outputs a
>> single command line per wildcard match? (Did I explain that
> You have not specified for which Coco OS. If you are attempting to track
> a file in OS-9, use dEd. It won't automatically give you the requested
> information but with the tech section of the manual will permit display
> of the needed disk sectors.
> I sell a raw disk editor for Disk Basic which looks and feels much like
> dEd. It will link to a file, follow the FAT, and display only those
> sectors assigned to the file. However, the best use per your question is
> that described above. Use the tech information for Disk Basic disk
> structure along with the program to repair the FAT table in T17S2.
> My guess is you are just interested in OS-9. It should not be too
> difficult to write a program to open a directory, find the required
> file, read the directory entry, and trace the file descriptor links
> while compiling a table of data.
Didn't SDIR -f offer that functionality? I haven't used it in so long,
I can't remember.
L. Curtis Boyle
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