d64copy [OPTION]... SOURCE TARGET
d64copy is a fast disk image transfer (both read and write) program for the 1541 and compatible devices (1570, 1571, third-party clones). Maximum transfer speed is achieved by custom drive- and transfer-routines based on the Star Commander ((C) Joe Forster/STA) routines.
Either SOURCE or TARGET must be an external drive, valid names are 8, 9, 10 and 11. The other parameter specifies the file name of the .d64 image.
Here's a complete list of known options:
Display help and exit
Display version information and exit.
Quiet output, fewer messages (also suppresses warnings, should not be used)
Verbose output, more messages (can be repeated)
Omit progress display
Set start track (defaults to 1)
Set end track (default is 35 for .d64 images, 70 for .d71 images). d64copy
is able to access tracks 1-35 in
original transfer mode and 1-42 with
parallel. The 1571 supports tracks 1-70
in double sided (.d71) mode.
Set transfermode. Valid modes are:
serial1should work in any case.
serial2won't work with more than one device is connected to the IEC bus,
parallelrequires a XP1541/XP1571 cable
Set interleave value. This is ignored when reading in warp mode. Default is 16
for transfer mode
original, for turbo and warp write as follows:
Lower values might slightly reduce transfer times, but if set a bit to low, transfer times will dramatically increase.
turbo (r/w) warp (write only) serial1 3 5 serial2 12 11 parallel 6 3
Enable warp mode. this is not possible when transfer mode is set to
original. Warp mode is usually a good idea for transferring disk images
unless you have a very slow CPU and/or bad disk material. Warp mode sends raw
GCR data over the bus, which assures data integrity on the PC side and relieves
the drive's CPU.
BAM-only copy. Only blocks marked as allocated are copied. For extended tracks (36-40), SpeedDOS BAM format is assumed. Use with caution, at least one wide-spread directory editor tends to forget to allocate some directory blocks.
Save BAM-only copy. this is like the
-b option but always copies the
entire directory track (18, 18 and 53 in double-sided mode).
Skip drive type detection.
1541 specifies 1541 mode (1 MHz,
parallel cable at VIA $1800),
1571 forces 1571 mode (2 MHz,
parallel cable at CIA $4000).
Double-sided mode for copying .d71 images to/from a 1571 drive. Warp mode is not supported (yet).
Number of retries.
Controls whether error is appended to the disk image (15x1->PC only).
Allowed values for
mode are (abbreviations allowed):