[Coco] Toolshed docs

Luis Antoniosi (CoCoDemus) retrocanada76 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 10 15:10:42 EST 2013

Bill, try:

decb copy disk.dsk,FILE.BAS file.bas

On Tue, Dec 10, 2013 at 3:05 PM, Bill Gordon <cwgordon at carolina.rr.com> wrote:
> I found the TOOLSHED.PDF file, but it doesn't make any more sense to me than
> the syntax suggestion when the program is run.
> My OS is Win XP and the file is in an RSDos image, so unfortunately,
> everything under "os9 copy imagename.dsk,path/to/filename filename" is Greek
> to me.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: coco-bounces at maltedmedia.com [mailto:coco-bounces at maltedmedia.com] On
> Behalf Of Gene Heskett
> Sent: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 2:49 PM
> To: coco at maltedmedia.com
> Subject: Re: [Coco] Toolshed docs
> On Tuesday 10 December 2013 14:30:46 Bill Gordon did opine:
>> Are there any docs for Toolshed? I'm having a very hard time making
>> sense of the syntax suggestions that pop up when I try to use it.
>> I'm trying to list a file within a .dsk image to a single text file
>> that I can print.
> You are I assume ding this one a PC, OS unk from your post.  But what you
> want to do is first, copy that file out to a separate file, with syntax
> something like this:
> os9 copy imagename.dsk,path/to/filename filename
> Now, since that file is a coco/os9 file it probably has carriage returns
> ($0d) as line separators, and the rest of the world seems to be using
> linefeeds ($0a) for that, many of our printing utils will upchuck, printing
> the whole file as one line at the top of the page, or can even crash, so
> do:
> d2u.sh InFile OutFile
> Taken from one of my bash scripts that automate all this for me, and where
> Infile and Outfile are prefedined paths because my scripts use a last 25
> save filing scheme, so the filename is dynamically determined, but you can
> specify your own input filename and output path/filename.  One can also use
> tr for that if on linux:
> tr "\r" "\n" <input_path_filename >output_path_filename
> Then
> lp -dPRINTERNAME filename
> Your printer _should_ come alive and start handing it to you in a couple
> seconds.  You may want to make sure it has enough paper. ;-)
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