[Coco] NitrOS-9 Directory Issue
mike at bcmr3.net
Wed Aug 17 08:22:11 EDT 2011
Thanks, Willard! The scratch file was indeed the issue. (Mike needs to be
like Willard and RTFM) . Its obvious that I did not have a proper
understanding of how EDIT works. I fixated on EDIT command options instead
of its underlying operation and didn't even think to look at the EDIT
manual. Well, I'm reading the OS-9 manual on EDIT and its in plain English
(near the beginning) that it creates a file named "scratch" and then renames
that file when you quit. So this was indeed a learning experience. Thanks
for pointing out my bad premise!
On Wed, Aug 17, 2011 at 12:52 AM, Willard Goosey <goosey at virgo.sdc.org>wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 17, 2011 at 12:26:43AM -0400, Mike Rowen wrote:
> > I ran dcheck /d0 and it reports 18 clusters in allocation map but not in
> > file structure. I couldn't readily find much info on dcheck to even know
> > this means this is an issue or normal.
> To answer this part first, that's normal for a boot disk. The boot
> track (18 sectors = 18 clusters on a normal floppy) are marked allocated
> but there's no filename for them. On a DSDD disk that's clusters
> I never use EDIT but it probably left a temp file in /d0/MIKE that should
> be deleted... (Willard RTFMs) Yeah, when you edit an existing file it
> wants to create a file called SCRATCH. That's probably your error 218.
> del /d0/mike/scratch and you should be good to go.
> Willard Goosey goosey at sdc.org
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