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Article #15 (419 is last):
Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.questions
From: ae633
Subject: (MORE) WRITE DIR TO DISK
Date: Sun Jul 30 08:54:40 1989


I posted the question regarding writing
the disk directory to a disk file, but
neglected to mention the system involved.
Computer is an Atari 130XE with 1050 
drive.  I would like to read the DIR
from D1: and write it on D8:. I have
a nice CP/M program to do this on 
another machine, but don't know how
on the Atari.  Any ideas?  Thanks!

** Answered by JIM HAYNES (aa268) on Mon Jan 25 02:08:28 1988 **

To Write the DIR of one disk to a
file on the other is realy a matter
of what DOS you are using. Assuming you
are using DOS 2.0s or 2.5, do the 
following.

Go to DOS.
Type  for a directory.
When asked for the drive # and destina
tion. Type: Dx:,Dx:filename.ext
The Directory should now be on your 
disk as a text file under the name you
gave it.

If using Sparta-DOS type:

PRINT at the D: prompt.
OOoops! scratch that.

Type: PRINT Dx:filename.ext
Now everything that gos to your screen
will be printed to the file as well.


Next Do a DIR of what ever Drive you
want the same as you always do.

When you are done, Type PRINT to turn
off this redirection.

                        Jim Haynes
                        AA268



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