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Manual Reference Pages  -  DSKFORM (1)

NAME

dskform - floppy or image file formatter for emulated machines

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Options
Disk Formats
Author

SYNOPSIS

dskform [-format FORMAT] [-type TYPE] [-side SIDE] [-comp COMP] [-retry COUNT] DISKIMAGE

DESCRIPTION

Dskform is a formatter which formats floppy discs or disc images for use with emulated machines such as the ZX Spectrum +3, Amstrad CPC, and various Acorn machines. It does not create a filesystem on the disc or image.

OPTIONS

-format FORMAT
  Specifies a disc format to use. See the section DISK FORMATS for more information.

-type TYPE
  Determines which driver is to be used to format the disc or image.
auto Select according to the disc image file. This is the default.
dsk Use the DSK (CPCEmu format) image driver.
edsk Use the extended version of the DSK format.
floppy Use the floppy driver.
myz80 Use the hard disk (MYZ80 format) image driver. (This format cannot be autodetected.)
cfi Use the CFI (DOS fdcopy format) image driver. (This format cannot be autodetected.)
apridisk Use the ApriDisk image driver (used for archiving Apricot floppies). (This format cannot be autodetected.)
raw Use the raw driver.
-comp COMP
  Compress the disc image that is being generated (has no effect when formatting a real floppy disc).
sq Huffman compressed (SQ / USQ).
gz Gzipped (gzip / gunzip).

-retry COUNT
  Set the number of times to attempt a format operation in case of error.

-side SIDE
  Determines which side (0 or 1) of the disc is to be formatted.

DISK FORMATS

pcw180 PCW or IBM; 180K. This is the default format.
cpcsys CPC or +3 System
cpcdata CPC or +3 Data
pcw720 PCW or IBM 720K
pcw1440 PCW16 or IBM 1440K
ibm160 ibm320 IBM 160K or 320K (CP/M-86 or DOSPlus)
ibm360 IBM 360K (DOSPlus)
ibm720 ibm1200 ibm1440
  IBM 720K, 1200K or 1440K (144FEAT)
acorn160 acorn320 Acorn ADFS ’S’ or ’M’
acorn640 Acorn ADFS ’L’
acorn800 Acorn ADFS ’D’ and ’E’/’E+’
acorn1600 Acorn ADFS ’F’/’F+’
pcw800 PCW 800K (XCF2DD)
pcw200 PCW 200K (XCF2)
bbc100 BBC Micro DFS (single sided, 40 tracks)
bbc200 BBC Micro DFS (single sided, 80 tracks)

AUTHOR

John Elliott <jce@seasip.demon.co.uk>.

Darren Salt wrote the man pages.

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