diskcp, diskcmp --
copy or compare floppy disks
diskcp [ -f ] [ -d ] [ -r ] [ -s ] [ -u ] [ -48ds9 ] [ -96ds9 ] [ -96ds15 ]
[ -135ds9 ] [ -135ds18 ]
diskcmp [ -d ] [ -s ] [ -48ds9 ] [ -96ds9 ] [ -96ds15 ] [ -135ds9 ] [ -135ds18 ]
diskcp is used to make an image (exact copy) of a source floppy disk
on a target floppy disk. On machines with one floppy drive, diskcp
temporarily transfers the image to the hard disk until a
target floppy is inserted into the floppy drive.
On machines with two floppy drives, diskcp
immediately places the image of the source floppy directly
on the target floppy.
functions similarly to
It compares the contents of one floppy disk with the contents of
a second floppy disk using the
The options are:
Format the target floppy disk before the image is copied (diskcp
The computer has dual floppy drives.
copies the image directly onto the target floppy.
to compare the contents of the source and target floppies;
gives an error message if the two do not match.
Uses second floppy drive as source drive.
Prints usage message.
This setting is for low density 48tpi (360KB) floppies. It is the default
This setting is for medium density 96tpi (720KB) floppies.
This setting is for high density 96tpi (1.2MB) floppies.
This setting is for low density 135tpi (720KB) 3.5 inch floppies.
This setting is for high density 135tpi (1.44MB) 3.5 inch floppies.
When using the -96ds9 and -96ds15
options of diskcp without
the -f option, if the first target disk
is unformatted, the program will note it, format it and make the copy.
If another copy is requested and another unformatted target disk
is inserted, diskcp exits with a ``System error''. Quit, format the
floppy, and reinvoke diskcp to make another copy.
To make a copy of a floppy, place the source floppy in the
drive and type:
has finished copying to the hard disk, it prompts you to insert
the target floppy in the drive. If you specify the
-f flag when you invoke diskcp,
the program formats the target floppy. When
the copy is finished, diskcp
asks if you would like to make another copy of the same source disk.
If you enter ``n'', it asks if you would like to copy another source disk.
Specify the -d flag on the command line if you have two floppy drives:
encounters a write error while copying the source image to the target
disk, it formats the disk and tries to write the source image again.
This happens most often when an unformatted floppy is used and the
-f flag is not specified.
diskcmp and diskcp are not part of any currently
supported standard; they are extensions of AT&T System V
provided by The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc.
© 2003 Caldera International, Inc. All rights reserved.
SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7 -- 11 February 2003