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dskscan - Scan a floppy disc for sector headers
dskscan [-type TYPE] [-side SIDE] [-comp COMP]
[-dstep] [-retry COUNT] [-format FMT] [-first
CYLINDER] [-last CYLINDER] [-xml] DISKIMAGE
Dskscan scans a floppy disc (or a disc image) and prints any sector headers that
it finds. It does not attempt to read the sectors.
- -type TYPE
- Determines which driver is to be used to read from the disc.
- Select according to the disc image file. This is the default.
- Use the DSK (CPCEmu format) image driver.
- Use the extended version of the DSK format.
- Use the floppy driver.
- Use the hard disk (MYZ80 format) image driver. (This format cannot be
- Use the CFI (DOS fdcopy format) image driver. (This format cannot be
- Use the ApriDisk image driver (from the utility of the same name). (This
format cannot be autodetected.)
- Use the raw driver.
- -comp COMP
- Select the compression method used on the source disc image file (has no
effect when reading a floppy disc).
- Detect from the first few bytes of the file. This is the default.
- Huffman coded (SQ / USQ).
- Gzipped (gzip / gunzip).
- Burrows-Wheeler compressed (bzip2 / bunzip2).
- -side SIDE
- Determines which side (0 or 1) of the source disc is to be scanned. If
this option is not present both sides will be scanned.
- Double-step the source drive (used to read 360k discs in 1.2Mb drives).
Only supported by the Linux floppy driver.
- -retry COUNT
- Set the number of times to attempt a read/write/format in case of error.
- -format FMT
- Do not autodetect the disc format; use the named format. The format need
only be an approximation to the actual format used by the disc.
- -first CYL
- Start scanning at the specified cylinder.
- -last CYL
- Scan up to and including the specified cylinder.
- Output results as XML rather than as text; if you are launching
dskscan from another program which then parses what dskscan
prints, this may be easier for it to cope with.
John Elliott <firstname.lastname@example.org>.