[Coco] toolshed beta release

Tormod Volden lists.tormod at gmail.com
Sun Mar 20 17:06:33 EDT 2016

On Sun, Mar 20, 2016 at 9:33 PM, Bill Pierce wrote:
> Tormod, now we are getting somewhere. So you are saying that "decb copy" WILL do a complete disk copy, sector by sector, with the command structure you listed?

What I said is that the sector to sector copy currently seems broken.
The :drive+offset syntax somewhat works, but not in combination with
the @ raw device syntax.

> If this is the case, then you have answered my question.
> Once again, this is a case of things not listed in the documentation, as it gives no reference to this and only known by those with "inside" info or those who have the time to read the thousands of lines of code and comments in the sources.

>From what I know this can be experimental features that never was made
to work reliably, and therefore not announced in the documentation.

Maybe somebody who worked on this might chime in?

> I will give it a try.

There is in libdecbseek.c some places where the offset is doubled if
an hdbdos_offset is given. I tried removing this and it worked better.
It seems like hdbdos uses both 256 and 512 bytes sectors, and this
code hasn't consistently settled on one of them. Maybe you can explain
more about this?


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