[Coco] MESSin it up

John R. Hogerhuis jhoger at pobox.com
Wed May 4 21:30:29 EDT 2005

On Wed, 2005-05-04 at 13:42 -0700, tim lindner wrote:
> tim lindner <tlindner at ix.netcom.com> wrote:
> > Also name the file MATRIX.BAS, just in case.
> I don't know if imgtool will convert line endings, but the file needs to
> also have 0x0d line endings (that same used for Macintosh text files).

I don't know if it will either, but that was the problem, thanks.

Here is cocotxt.c which will do the conversion:


#include <stdio.h>

void main (void)
   char ch;

   while ((ch = getchar ()) != EOF)
      putchar ((ch == 0x0a) ? 0x0d : ch);


so until someone shows an easier way, this kind of thing works and could
be put into a script:

./imgtool create coco_dmk_rsdos MATRIX.DSK
./imgtool put coco_dmk_rsdos MATRIX.DSK ./CCMAT.TXT --ascii=ascii

xmess.x11 coco3 
hit Scroll Lock
then File manager, set the disk manually then escape out of the menu
Scroll lock so escape doesn't dump you out


I tried to supply the floppy disk image on the command line, but it

xmess.x11 coco3 -flop ./MATRIX.DSK

Any ideas?


-- John.

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