HP LIF inquiry

From: Tony Duell <ard_at_p850ug1.demon.co.uk>
Date: Fri Feb 27 18:04:00 2004

> There are two utilities, one is called LIFUTIL and was initially

There are actually at least 3 :-)

> sold by HP. This runs under MSDOS and allows floppies to be read
> (and even written).
> You can get a copy at:
> ftp://ftp.math.jyu.fi/pub/hpil/lifutil
> The second utility runs under Unix and allows access to disk images
> (i.e. the contents of the floppies after you have dd'd them to a
> Unix system). I have written this utility myself to help me xfer stuff
> from my HP-85 to my OpenBSD web server (www.series80.org).

The third is my 'LIF Utilites for Linux'. They're still very much under
developemnt (at the moment, you can read files from a LIF disk on the
linux box, but I've not written a program to write individual files back
to a LIF disk yet, for example). You can get them (C source, GPLed) from
the HPCC web site, http://www.hpcc.org.

I wrote these prrograms to work with the 9114 LIF disks used on the HP41,
71, and 75 calculators. I can suggest modifications to work with other
types of LIF disk (I know of somebody who read some HP high-density disks
using slightly modified versions of these programs). In any case they
might give you some clues if you want to write your own programs...

Received on Fri Feb 27 2004 - 18:04:00 GMT

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