Date sent: Tue, 7 Sep 1999 10:01:39 +0100 (BST) From: Richard Atkinson <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: c64-maillist <email@example.com> Subject: Re: New idea HD for C= Send reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org > > Apparently filetype is one of the first bytes in the directory entry, and > there are 32 bytes altogether. This means that an extra type can easily be > added (there are a total of 128 filetypes possible, bit 7 being used to Here is the CMD way of doing things, for the CMD have nots: 5 CBM 1581 partition 6 DIR Native mode subdirectory > indicate a file is closed). After the 16 bytes for the filename there are > 15 left over, or 13 if the two spare bytes at the end are not to be used. > This should be plenty of space for other information (eg. start LBA > address, #tracks, #sectors) about the subdirectory, and if more is needed > the indirection pointing to the start of the 'file' can be used to store > 254 bytes of information. > > Does anyone know how a LOAD"$",8 is implemented? Is it handled (as far as > the computer is concerned) as a normal file called $ which the drive then > traps and sends back a special text file? Or does the computer send a > different kind of request... Don't follow the question. What do you ask? No, its not a text file. - This message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list. To unsubscribe: echo unsubscribe | mail email@example.com.
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