[Coco] Nitros9 and Smartwatch
Richard E. Crislip
rcrislip at neo.rr.com
Sun Dec 11 18:20:55 EST 2016
On Sat, 10 Dec 2016 15:54:38 -0500
Robert Gault <robert.gault at att.net> wrote:
> To add to Bill's comments, the NitrOS-9 WIKI is at
> 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 dir
> and you will get
> Syntax: Dir [<opts>] [<path>]
> Usage : Displays formatted list of file names in a directory
> Opts :
> -e = extended dir
> -x = execution dir
> Unfortunately 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.
DMODE was the big bugaboo for me. Still struggling with it.
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