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by thomasrapp
Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: General AmigaOS
Topic: AmigaOS DOS commands
Replies: 10
Views: 925

Re: AmigaOS DOS commands

Yeah, that looks odd. It might look odd, but it's perfectly legal. It's just a positional parameter without a name. It only means the user is not able to move this parameter into another position by specifying the keyword because there is no keyword for it. As an example in IF "a" EQ "b" "a" is the...
by thomasrapp
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: General AmigaOS
Topic: AmigaOS DOS commands
Replies: 10
Views: 925

Re: AmigaOS DOS commands

You should keep in mind that the argument substitution in scripts is a textual one. So if you run the script without any arguments the line IF NOT {loop} becomes IF NOT. This does not make any sense. To be honest even if you supply arguments, for example "4", it still makes no sense for me. What sha...
by thomasrapp
Sat May 30, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Forum Questions
Topic: OS3.1.4.1 direct scsi transfer
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: OS3.1.4.1 direct scsi transfer

Direct SCSI is not needed on the internal IDE bus. If you have a 3.1.4 ROM it is not needed at all, if you run without a ROM it only extends the limit for your boot partition from 4 GB to 7.8 GB. If your boot partition is inside the first 4 GB of the drive and the entire drive is larger than 7.8 GB ...
by thomasrapp
Tue May 26, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Platform: Classic
Topic: OS3.1.4 and SFS partitions appearing twice
Replies: 2
Views: 690

Re: OS3.1.4 and SFS partitions appearing twice

That's an issue of SFS. There is a patch for it: http://www.doobreynet.co.uk/amiga.html
by thomasrapp
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: General AmigaOS
Topic: Dynamically changing a label text
Replies: 2
Views: 713

Re: Dynamically changing a label text

salass00 wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:10 pm
a button.gadget that is set to be transparent and borderless (no bevel)
... and read only :)
by thomasrapp
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Platform: Classic
Topic: Not enough ram to validate disk
Replies: 2
Views: 2495

Re: Not enough ram to validate disk

FFS always required a lot of memory to validate. What's new in 3.1.4 is that it gives an error message. In the past it failed silently and left the partition in read-only state. You shuold not go with a temporary solution (UAE). An FFS partition may require re-validation every now and then and then ...
by thomasrapp
Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: General AmigaOS
Topic: Filesize and filenames with brackets
Replies: 5
Views: 1729

Re: Filesize and filenames with brackets

Brackets are wildcard characters. The program will list the directory SMBFS0:Temp and find all files which match the wildcard pattern. In this case the only match would be a file called Avengers.Endgame2019. It does not exist, hence the output is empty. If you need to use brackets in file names, you...
by thomasrapp
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: General AmigaOS
Topic: Special Characters and Pattern Matching
Replies: 12
Views: 2351

Re: Special Characters and Pattern Matching

The escape character can be used to escape wildcard characters from pattern matching. In this thread the issue is different. The file name containing a colon does not take part in pattern matching, it is presented to the handler and the handler can decide whether it is a valid file name or not. In c...
by thomasrapp
Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: General AmigaOS
Topic: Special Characters and Pattern Matching
Replies: 12
Views: 2351

Re: Special Characters and Pattern Matching

I would post a bug report. RAM-Handler should not accept colons in file names when creating new files.
by thomasrapp
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: General AmigaOS
Topic: CFS/00 filesystem not recognized by OS4.1 FE
Replies: 14
Views: 2987

Re: CFS/00 filesystem not recognized by OS4.1 FE

tonyw wrote:68K file systems can not be used under OS4.
Really? I am quite sure you could use PFS3 in OS4, at least in OS4.0.