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