arff, flcopy - archiver and copier for floppy
/etc/arff [ key ] [ name ... ]
/etc/flcopy [ -h ] [ -tn ]
Arff saves and restores files on the console floppy disk. Its actions
are controlled by the key argument. The key is a string of characters
containing at most one function letter and possibly one or more func-
tion modifiers. Other arguments to the command are file names specify-
ing which files are to be dumped or restored.
Files names have restrictions, because of radix50 considerations. They
must be in the form 1-6 alphanumerics followed by "." followed by 0-3
alphanumerics. Case distinctions are lost. Only the trailing compo-
nent of a pathname is used.
The function portion of the key is specified by one of the following
r The named files are replaced where found on the floppy, or
added taking up the minimal possible portion of the first empty
spot on the floppy.
x The named files are extracted from the floppy.
d The named files are deleted from the floppy. Arff will combine
contiguous deleted files into one empty entry in the rt-11
t The names of the specified files are listed each time they
occur on the floppy. If no file argument is given, all of the
names on the floppy are listed.
The following characters may be used in addition to the letter which
selects the function desired.
v The v (verbose) option, when used with the t function gives
more information about the floppy entries than just the name.
f causes arff to use the next argument as the name of the ar-
chive instead of /dev/floppy.
m causes arff not to use the mapping algorithm employed in
interleaving sectors around a floppy disk. In conjunction
with the f option it may be used for extracting files from
rt11 formatted cartridge disks, for example. It may also be
used to speed up reading from and writing to rx02 floppy
disks, by using the `c' device instead of the `b' device.
c causes arff to create a new directory on the floppy, effec-
tively deleting all previously existing files.
Flcopy copies the console floppy disk (opened as `/dev/floppy') to a
file created in the current directory, named "floppy", then prints the
message "Change Floppy, hit return when done". Then flcopy copies the
local file back out to the floppy disk.
The -h option to flcopy causes it to open a file named "floppy" in the
current directory and copy it to /dev/floppy; the -t option causes only
the first n tracks to participate in a copy.
Arff may also be used with the console TU58 cassettes on the 11/730.
To do so, the m key must be specified. Normally, the f key is also
/dev/floppy or /dev/rrx??
floppy (in current directory)
fl(4), rx(4), rxformat(8V)
Keith Sklower, Richard Tuck
Floppy errors are handled ungracefully; Arff does not handle multi-seg-
ment rt11 directories.
4th Berkeley Distribution 18 July 1983 ARFF(8V)