[sebhc] PIP

Dwight K. Elvey dwight.elvey at amd.com
Thu Jul 15 18:25:45 CDT 2004

>From: "Carroll Waddell" <CarrollWaddell at sc.rr.com>
>I have my old CP/M programs stored as images on a PC. These are binary 
>(object) images. I'm trying to use PIP to create a file on my H8 from 
>the PC.  The only thing I have been able to transfer so far are ASCII 
>files. When I try to transfer a COM file (first is MBASIC.COM) it stops 
>at the first Control Z (026).  According to my CP/M book, you can 
>specify an input as an object file [O].  The book I have says that PIP 
>also monitors the keyboard so that you can end the transfer by pressing 
>Ctrl Z, but PIP is ignoring the keyboard. The book also says that you 
>can tell PIP to quit copying when it encounters a certain string which 
>you can specify followed by Ctrl Z. I haven't been able to make that 
>work either. In summary, I'm simply trying to transfer all my old CP/M 
>programs from the hard drive on my PC to a 10 hard sector diskette. So 
>far, no joy.

Hi Carroll
 My understanding is that there is no way to read an input as
binary into a file. You can write binary to a file.
 You can convert the file to intel hex and then use something
like ddt, load or some other conversion program and then save to disk.
 There is some utility, somewhere that will do this as well.
 Of course, if my image writing tool were working for you,
you could use my WRCPM to write the data to an image and then
transfer it to the H8. I still haven't found time to look at
the image you sent me to see if you have an issue reading or

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