[Coco] Nitros9 and Smartwatch

Bill Pierce ooogalapasooo at aol.com
Sat Dec 10 16:27:49 EST 2016

Robert, as I go through the NitrOS9 sources, I'm going to be looking for the turned off help files. These need to be turned back on. I know I spotted one or two while I was working on patches for the CocoFPGA SD card drivers.


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-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Gault <robert.gault at att.net>
To: CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Sent: Sat, Dec 10, 2016 3:54 pm
Subject: Re: [Coco] Nitros9 and Smartwatch

To add to Bill's comments, the NitrOS-9 WIKI is athttps://sourceforge.net/p/nitros9/wiki/Main_Page/There are some differences between OS-9 and NitrOS-9 which are minor but confusing. Many of the commands can take parameters and some have been changed.For example, in OS-9 the command dir can have two parameters: x display current execution directory, e display full description of each file. However, in NitrOS-9 these parameters now require the - sign: dir -x   or  dir -e .As it happens, the built in Help function indicates the syntax for dir.help dirand you will getSyntax: Dir [<opts>] [<path>]Usage : Displays formatted list of file names in a directoryOpts  :   -e = extended dir   -x = execution dirUnfortunately not all commands or programs are included in Help but you could edit the SYS/helpmsg file to include new command/program names. Also some programs have their own built-in help messages. Unfortunately many of these have been turned off in the current NitrOS-9 build. You could edit the source code to turn on the built-in help and recompile the programs.Robert-- Coco mailing listCoco at maltedmedia.comhttps://pairlist5.pair.net/mailman/listinfo/coco

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