DOS feature on formatting disk

From: Dan Williams <>
Date: Tue Jan 18 12:48:29 2005

On Tue, 18 Jan 2005 10:16:11 -0800 (PST), Dwight K. Elvey
<> wrote:
> Hi Randy
> I've written special drivers for the floppies
> under DOS in the past so that isn't a real
> issue. I just wish it would work without me
> having to pull out the reference books to
> deal with it.
> It works incorrectly in both MSDOS and PCDOS.
> It is just annoying. The /u should mean just that,
> unconditionally format.
> Dwight
  In MSDOS the /u doesn't actually mean unconditional in the normal
sense. It means do not save unformat information, it will still stop
if it gets errors.

Received on Tue Jan 18 2005 - 12:48:29 GMT

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