#280 Copying to and from devices

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2007-01-29
De Zeurkous
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In both v0.65 and the latest CVS dump from http://www.aep-emu.de/cvscompile/dosbox.htm, the CON device is not handled properly:

[begin rough transcription]
C:
COPY CON FOO.BAT
File not found
[end rough transcription]

Note the double space between the words "File" and "not"; this may be a problem with the builtins instead.

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  • c2woody
    c2woody
    2007-01-29

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    copying from/to devices is not supported,
    install freedos or something

     
  • De Zeurkous
    De Zeurkous
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    Huh? Install FreeDOS to quickly create a text file in a minimal emulator? It's a standard, documented DOS function that has been relied on for ages in times of emergency (and lazyness, for that matter). Why not implement it?

     
  • c2woody
    c2woody
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    Feel free to implement it.
    DOSBox targets at games, and i'm sure your
    host OS has text file utilities.