[Coco] LIF util for OS-9?

Steven Hirsch snhirsch at gmail.com
Wed Nov 2 17:15:44 EDT 2011

On Wed, 2 Nov 2011, Willard Goosey wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 02, 2011 at 07:40:23AM -0400, gene heskett wrote:
>> As is os9's file system at the end of the day.
> Compared to LIF, the CP/M filesystem is complicated.  The CoCo Disk
> BASIC filesystem is more complicated than LIF.  A LIF directory entry
> has a 10-byte filename, 2 bytes (binary) file type, a six-byte time
> stamp, a 4-byte starting sector number, and a 4 byte length (number of
> sectors used).
> You might notice that there's NO support for fragmented files.  If
> your file is too big to fit in any group of free sectors you can't
> write the file.

Sounds like early P-System.  There was a tool called Krunch that 
re-organized the files to consolidate free space.


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