Re: Two 1541-II drives with problems

From: Marko Mäkelä <>
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2014 09:25:44 +0300
Message-ID: <20140425062544.GC4078@x220>
On Fri, Apr 25, 2014 at 08:11:41AM +0200, Spiro Trikaliotis wrote:
>Me too, but I use xxd instead:

Thanks for the hint; I did not know about xxd.

>(lines 16-26)

Nitpick: in /bin/sh you should write "$1" instead of $1, because the 
latter does not work when the file name contains shell meta-characters, 
such as spaces or ; < > &.

(Recently at "$WORK" (the name contains spaces, so I have to use quotes) 
I learned that passing ; to a test harness script will cause breakage in 
a lot of places. Not nice when we really need to get the ; to the piece 
of software that is being tested.)

>Anyway, in this special case, I only wanted to know if they are 
>identical. In this case, diff is enough.

Right, you only wanted a Boolean answer, not a set of differences.


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