diskcopy - copy floppy disks


Version 0.7

This is a program to copy floppy disks
It makes use of the dd command and make an exact floppy copy, including the boot-sector.
See "man dd" and "info dd" for details and information of the dd command.


        diskcopy [-h | --help]
        diskcopy [-v | --version]
        diskcopy n


        -h, --help      Display this help message and exit.
        -v, --version   Display version and exit.               


        Constant FLOPPY_DRIVE in line 67 - 69 is your floppy device.
        Change this if needed.
        Default is /dev/fd0.


        diskcopy        # Simple dos style diskcopy.
        diskcopy -h     # Prints out the help screen.
        diskcopy -v     # Prints out the version number.
        diskcopy 3      # Makes 3 copies of the same floppy.


Installing the diskcopy script into the /usr/local/bin and a man entry into /usr/man/man1
can be performed with the following series of commands:

# tar -xvfz diskcopy-0.7.tar.gz
# cd diskcopy-0.7
# su
# [root password]
# make install

or manually copy
diskcopy to /usr/local/bin
diskcopy.1 to /usr/man/man1

Tested With:

SuSE 6.4
SuSE 7.0


None that I know.


Copyright 2000 - 2001, Jogeir Lindseth <jog-l@frisurf.no>

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This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

A copy of GNU General Public License, file Gnu_Public_License, is included in this distribution.

$Id: diskcopy.README,v 2001/03/24 13:50:36 bshotts Exp $ diskcopy.README