zip2st - Man Page

convert directory or .zip archive to .st disk image


zip2st <directory|> []


zip2st can be used to generate Atari .st disk image from directory and .zip archive contents.

If the destination filename is not given, it's based on the source name, with the .zip extension removed and .st prefix added. If basename tool is present, file is saved to current directory, otherwise to the directory where the source directory/archive is.

Any single directories (other than 'auto') within the source zip / directory hierarchy are traversed down, to avoid adding redundant intermediate directories to the generated disk image.

The .st disk image is a raw disk image, and can be written to a floppy using dd(1), or converted to a .msa disk image with hmsa(1).

The contents of the uncompressed zip file needs to be smaller than 2.88MB (the largest floppy image size supported by Hatari).

If the source file names are longer than 8+3, use atari-convert-dir script to convert them into Atari compatible ones.  If the files are within a .zip archive, you need to extract them before conversion.

See Also

hmsa(1), atari-convert-dir(1), atari-hd-image(1), hatari(1), unzip(1), mtools(1), basename(1), dd(1).


Written by Thomas Huth <huth at> and Eero Tamminen.

This manual page was written by Teemu Hukkanen <tjhukkan at> for the Debian project and later modified by Eero Tamminen to suit the latest version of Hatari.


This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

No Warranty

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the GNU General Public License for more details.

Referenced By

atari-convert-dir(1), atari-hd-image(1), hatari(1), hmsa(1).

2016-02-26 Hatari utilities