dskconv man page

dskconv — Convert a disc image file from one format to another

Synopsis

dskconv [-itype TYPE] [-otype TYPE] [-icomp COMP] [-ocomp COMP] [-format FMT] INPUT-IMAGE OUTPUT-IMAGE

Description

Dskconv converts a disc image file from one format to another. Unlike dsktrans(1) it can handle files where different tracks have different sector layouts; however, it cannot handle copying to/from devices that are not disc image files (such as floppy drives or rcpmfs directories). See dsktrans(1) for a more general copy, and dskdump(1) for a slower but more accurate copy which may preserve more of these  details.

Options

-itype TYPE

Determines which driver is to be used to read from the source disc. Some  examples are:

auto

Select according to the disc image file. This is the default.

dsk

Use the DSK (CPCEmu format) image driver.

edsk

Use the extended version of the DSK format.

floppy

Use the floppy driver.

ntwdm

(Under Windows 2000 and later) Use Simon Owen's FDRAWCMD floppy driver.

myz80

Use the hard disk (MYZ80 format) image driver. (This format cannot be autodetected.)

cfi

Use the CFI (DOS fdcopy format) image driver. (This format cannot be autodetected.)

apridisk

Use the ApriDisk image driver (from the utility of the same name). (This format cannot be autodetected.)

raw

Use the raw driver.

logical

Similar to the raw driver, but the resulting disc image contains tracks  laid out in logical filesystem order. Mainly used for imaging discs in formats (such as ADFS) where the mapping of tracks to cylinders/heads does  not match the way it's done on the PC.

qm

Sydex's CopyQM format

tele

Sydex's Teledisk format

-otype TYPE

Determines which driver is to be used to write to the destination disc. The drivers are as for -itype.

-icomp COMP

Select the compression method used on the source disc image file (has no effect when reading a floppy disc). Use 'none' to disable transparent  decompression of gzipped disc images (for example, the Slackware installer rootdisks).

auto

Detect from the first few bytes of the file. This is the default.

sq

Huffman coded (SQ / USQ).

gz

Gzipped (gzip / gunzip).

bz2

Burrows-Wheeler compressed (bzip2 / bunzip2).

-ocomp COMP

Select the compression to be used on output. Compression methods are as for -icomp, except that bz2 cannot be used.

See Also

dskdump(1), dsktrans(1)

Author

John Elliott <seasip.webmaster@gmail.com>.

Darren Salt wrote the man pages.

Referenced By

dsktrans(1).

17 September 2018 Version 1.5.9 Emulators