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General Category => Applications => Topic started by: arnoldemu on 12:57, 28 July 10

Title: read/write sectors in dsk or edsk
Post by: arnoldemu on 12:57, 28 July 10
Is there a command-line tool which will read/write sectors in dsk or edsk?

I want to be able to give the tool a file and it will write it sector by sector to the dsk.
or, to tell it to read sectors and put them into a file.

any ideas?
Title: Re: read/write sectors in dsk or edsk
Post by: Targhan on 11:04, 30 July 10
Yep, Ramlaid has made a wonderful tool call CpcManageDsk (Windows only), which I guess is unreleased. Orion Prime couldn't have been made without it. PM me if you're interested (contact at julien-nevo dot com). Maybe I should press him to put ramlaid.com online again...
Title: Re: read/write sectors in dsk or edsk
Post by: Gryzor on 11:17, 30 July 10
Ok, please, PLEASE do release it! Pleeeeeeeeeeeease!!!
Title: Re: read/write sectors in dsk or edsk
Post by: arnoldemu on 11:53, 30 July 10
Yep, Ramlaid has made a wonderful tool call CpcManageDsk (Windows only), which I guess is unreleased. Orion Prime couldn't have been made without it. PM me if you're interested (contact at julien-nevo dot com). Maybe I should press him to put ramlaid.com online again...
you have e-mail ;)
Title: Re: read/write sectors in dsk or edsk
Post by: archcosmo on 04:38, 08 August 10

demoniaks's forum refers to a newer Windows version than his homepage ;-)
http://demoniak-contrib.forumactif.com/programmes-pc-pour-cpc-f3/managedsk-t10-15.htm#250
Title: Re: read/write sectors in dsk or edsk
Post by: arnoldemu on 15:40, 20 August 10
For other peoples info: Ramlaid's cpcdskmanager tool will format a dsk and let you put data onto it, but it doesn't (yet?) read data from a dsk to a file.
Title: Re: read/write sectors in dsk or edsk
Post by: Executioner on 08:33, 23 August 10
There is also a version of the write direct command for WinAPE assembler which will allow you to write sectors directly from your assembler source, but nothing to read them :)
Title: Re: read/write sectors in dsk or edsk
Post by: arnoldemu on 11:34, 23 August 10
There is also a version of the write direct command for WinAPE assembler which will allow you to write sectors directly from your assembler source, but nothing to read them :)
Well I am thinking of either extending cpcxfs (but then this is mostly file related) or modifying a really old tool I have from 2001 for doing this job.

I need to use the tool because I want to format a dsk, write some sectors for "CAT art".
I needed it because when I got the "CAT art" it was also itself on a dsk and needed extracting ;)