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clitosa 10 December 2012 16:33

Disk Space Problems
 
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Originally Posted by prowler (Post 855151)
How much free RAM do you have?

Lack of free RAM looks to be the cause of all those errors you are seeing.

Of course, saving the dir.txt file to your RAM disk will eat up memory.

Why don't you redirect the directory listing to your hard drive instead (as DH0:dir.txt, for example)? Then you'll have more free RAM to execute those commands.

Hi Prowler - yeah, we have created the dir.txt file within both the RAM disk and DH0 now. But like Thomas says, it's more likely to be due to a lack of disk space than memory.

Appreciate your input though, many thanks :great

clitosa 10 December 2012 17:46

Drives look near full but not quiet (we think)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by thomas (Post 855162)
Obviously somebody has renamed the AmigaGuide program into Multiview. The original Multiview does not have these buttons (Contents, Index, Help etc.) when viewing text files. It only shows them for guide files.

Hi Thomas - Someone has renamed the AmigaGuide program into Multiview? That's a bit over our head, sorry :spin.

Are we correct in saying that we can use the multiview.dir command on our version 38 of workbench to view our created dir.txt file?

As for our previous error messages, a lack of disk space rather than RAM would make more sense as we have a 4MB Fast Ram expansion board, which should be sufficient for those requested tasks.

Even though we are using an internal 4GB CF, the previous owner has installed thousands of WHDLoad games which can be found in the DH2 and even our DH1 (work) folder.

Thanks again for the help :great

thomas 10 December 2012 18:00

Quote:

Originally Posted by clitosa (Post 855237)
Are we correct in saying that we can use the multiview.dir command on our version 38 of workbench to view our created dir.txt file?

No, Multiview needs WB 3.0 or higher (version 39 or above).

clitosa 10 December 2012 21:21

Conclusions
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by thomas (Post 855240)
No, Multiview needs WB 3.0 or higher (version 39 or above).

Okay thanks - so, drawing conclusions.

Best way to search for files on WB is by using the Shell/CLI and typing:

search DH(n): all file (name)

For printing a directory text file, enter the following in Shell/CLI

cd ram: (redirecting to the RAM disk ideal as it wipes when rebooted and is not the reason behind the experienced error messages)

list dh(n): all >ram:dir.txt (to create txt file of (n) drive in the RAM disk folder)

ed dir.txt (WB2+) multiview dir.txt (WB3+) - to view the created file.

That said, in our case somebody has renamed the AmigaGuide program into multiview, so this command can be used on our version of WB2.1 (pic 3 of post 16)

Further questions regarding our HD will be started on a new thread.

Thanks to everyone for their help :bowdown

cosmicfrog 11 December 2012 02:42

ahh the joys of cli

these principals of directing output to files is similar on all computers
in fact you can direct it to many different places, ser: for serial, par: for parallel.
this is the joy of pipes

jPV 11 December 2012 08:29

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Originally Posted by clitosa (Post 854916)
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From the sysinfo we can tell that our drives are DF0/CF0, (Floppy Drive & Compact Flash) Workbench (DH0) Work (DH1) Games (DH2)

You can use "info" command on shell for that too.


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