CP/M 1.3 Question

From: Fred Cisin <cisin_at_xenosoft.com>
Date: Thu Aug 29 20:19:00 2002

On Thu, 29 Aug 2002, Mike Davis wrote:
> Not sure if I asked this to the list but I have a version (1.35) of
> CP/M. On that floppy there is a version of PIP that does not act
> like the manual. Of course I'm using a 2.2 manual, which is a newer
> version.

1.3x is before my time. Hopefully, one of the old-timers will step in.

> I tried: PIP B:=A:*.* per the instructions and get a filename error.
> It's real tedious copying each file, one-by-one.

Try ????????.??? instead of *.* '?' is used for single characters, and
groups of them is what '*' gets resolved into. CP/M uses 8.3 filenames.

> The other thing that I wonder about is that there does not seem to be
> any allownace for file types on the version that I'm using. I tried
> some of the text vs binary options and it won't accept them. Anyone
> know if these are necessary when doing disk copys? The files seem to
> run ok when copied.

The only issue with file "type" for a CP/M type system (such as MS-DOS) is
going to be whether the system will misunderstand the presence of
character #26 as being EOF. If it copied the full length of the file,
then it worked.

Grumpy Ol' Fred        cisin_at_xenosoft.com
Received on Thu Aug 29 2002 - 20:19:00 BST

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