||Dimke MemCopy for DOS
This DOS application is one of my oldest programs, it was written during an era when a personal
computer not neccessarily contained a harddisk...!
As the title already says, this little tool copies a file from one drive to another, using
the "Far heap" of DOS and is especially helpful if you want to copy a file from and to
removable drives like diskette drive a: or b:.
|How it works:
When you look into the source code then you'll see
There is no real application for this tool, as you see, so I put it here only for
- how to use the far heap to buffer data, you'll learn
- how to use interrupts to read and set file attributes as well as
- the time and date when a file was last written, you'll see
- how to show some information on how to use the program when run without parameters,
and you'll see
- how to empty the keyboard buffer, so that the program stops and waits for user input
even when there's still data in the keyboard buffer from former user input
and so on.
|How to use:
Just open a DOS box under windows or start your computer in plain DOS and run memcopy.exe.
For the first time just run it without parameters to get a brief description on how to use it.