dskform man page

dskform — floppy or image file formatter for emulated machines

Synopsis

dskform [-format FORMAT] [-type TYPE] [-side SIDE] [-comp COMP] [-retry COUNT] DISKIMAGE

Description

Dskform is a formatter which formats floppy discs or disc images for use with emulated machines such as the ZX Spectrum +3, Amstrad CPC, and various Acorn machines. It does not create a filesystem on the disc or image.

Options

-format FORMAT

Specifies a disc format to use. See the section Disk Formats for more information.

-type TYPE

Determines which driver is to be used to format the disc or image.

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.

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 (used for archiving Apricot floppies). (This format cannot be autodetected.)

raw

Use the raw driver.

-comp COMP

Compress the disc image that is being generated (has no effect when formatting a real floppy disc).

sq

Huffman compressed (SQ / USQ).

gz

Gzipped (gzip / gunzip).

-retry COUNT

Set the number of times to attempt a format operation in case of error.

-side SIDE

Determines which side (0 or 1) of the disc is to be formatted.

Disk Formats

pcw180

PCW or IBM; 180K. This is the default format.

cpcsys

CPC or +3 System

cpcdata

CPC or +3 Data

pcw720

PCW or IBM 720K

pcw1440

PCW16 or IBM 1440K

ibm160 ibm320

IBM 160K or 320K (CP/M-86 or DOSPlus)

ibm360

IBM 360K (DOSPlus)

ibm720 ibm1200 ibm1440

IBM 720K, 1200K or 1440K (144FEAT)

acorn160 acorn320

Acorn ADFS 'S' or 'M'

acorn640

Acorn ADFS 'L'

acorn800

Acorn ADFS 'D' and 'E'/'E+'

acorn1600

Acorn ADFS 'F'/'F+'

pcw800

PCW 800K (XCF2DD)

pcw200

PCW 200K (XCF2)

bbc100

BBC Micro DFS (single sided, 40 tracks)

bbc200

BBC Micro DFS (single sided, 80 tracks)

Author

John Elliott <jce@seasip.demon.co.uk>.

Darren Salt wrote the man pages.

Referenced By

libdskrc(5).

23 January 2008 Version 1.2.1 Emulators