Re: Disk drive questions

From: William Levak (
Date: 2002-11-18 05:10:29

On Sun, 17 Nov 2002, Ullrich von Bassewitz wrote:

> On Sat, Nov 16, 2002 at 07:39:28PM -0500, William Levak wrote:
> >
> > Yes, closing the command channel closes all files on the drive.
> Thanks! Do you know if there is a reason for this behaviour?

The command channel reports error messages and status information, and
accepts commands.  Without it, there is nothing for the drive to do.
Even a simple LOAD or SAVE uses the command channel, although you normally
don't see it from BASIC.

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