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Old 22 March 2016, 02:21   #5
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I use DOpus and put my files I want to copy to disk in my RAM:T drawer. You don't have to use DOpus. I use RAM cus they vanish when I switch the machine off so all my work gets cleared. Always copy to RAM and keep your work safe elsewhere on the drive. Last thing you want is to write when you meant read and finish up with your original work as a copy of what was on the floppy disk. Happens. Work with copies.

Also keep your file names simple, and avoid typing errors that way.

Then I fire up shell stick in a floppy and then type dms write ram:t/file.dms and press return. Make sure you have the DMS tool in your C directory and the file you want to copy in your RAM:T folder.

To actually create a dms file from a floppy you type the kinda reverse

dms read ram:t/file.dms if you don't specify the location where you want the file to go it will go in your system workbench directory.

*file is the name of your disk that you want to create.

PS When you find your SHELL command icon I would leave it out on your desktop.

Remember punching the 'up' arrow in shell will return you to you last command. Very useful when editing a line you are likely to repeat and also maybe seeing the last thing you did.

DMS is just a tool or command that resides in your C directory. Just find one and put it there. Like LHA.

Also try ADFBlitzer and maybe use the graphical interface to create and read disk images in ADF format. ADF always uses the 880KB[pc capacity] where a dms can vary. Saying that an ADF Zipped will reduce somewhat

Under OS3.9 you simply have to click the dms file anyway for the magic to happen. er once you have created one that is.
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