Harston Advanced

Disk Filing System

Reference Manual

A Companion Manual to the HADFS Software for the BBC series of micros.

J.G.Harston Sheffield Harston Advanced Disk Filing System Reference Manual. Copyright (C) 1990-2012, J.G.Harston. ISBN 1-899366-40-7 First edition December 1994 Second edition September 1995 Third edition September 2006 Fourth edition April 2012

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Within this text, the following terms: Econet, Electron and Tube are registered trademarks of Acorn Computers Ltd. BBC refers to the British Broadcasting Corporation. BBC Micro, Master 128 and Master Compact refer to the computers manufactured by Acorn Computers Ltd. CP/M is a registered trademark of Digital Research Inc. MSDOS is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. HADFS refers to the Harston Advanced Disk Filing System. BBC BASIC(86) and BBC BASIC(Z80) are products supplied by M-TEC Computer Services and (C)R.T.Russell. Solidisk is a trademark of Solidisk Technology Ltd.

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1 Introduction 1

2 The filing system 5

3 Filing system commands 13

4 Low level file entry points 25 OSFILE 25 OSARGS 27 OSBGET 28 OSBPUT 28 OSGBPB 29 OSFIND 31 FSCV 31 OSWORD 32 OSBYTE 33

5 The filing system utilities 37 BACKUP 38 COMPACT 38 Rescue 39 HUtils 39 HEdit 41 DMap 41 VisCompact 41 Intern/s 41 DemoGbPb 42 DemoArgs 42 TreeCopy 42 ETree 43 MakeLP 44 *lpS 46 Scroll 46

6 Error messages 49

7 HADFS programming examples 67

8 HADFS technical information 55

9 HADFS as an Econet environment 65

10 Biblography 81

Index 83