cbmcopy [OPTION]... DEVICE# FILE...
cbmcopy is a fast file transfer program for various disk drives, in particular the 1541, 1570, 1571 and 1581 devices. Maximum transfer speed is achieved by custom drive- and transfer-routines based on the Star Commander ((C) Joe Forster/STA) routines.
DEVICE# specifies the drive number for file copy. The remaining arguments specify the files to be sent to/read from the disk drive. This version supports Raw, PC64 (P00) and T64 files are recognized when sending files to the disk drive, files read from external devices are always stored as raw binary data.
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
Operate in read-mode, i.e. read data from an external device. Starting cbmcopy as cbmread has the same effect.
Operate in write-mode, i.e. send files to an external device. Starting cbmcopy as cbmwrite has the same effect.
Set transfermode. Valid modes are:
parallel(fastest, not with 1581)
serial1should work in any case.
serial2won't work with more than one device is connected to the IEC bus,
parallelrequires a XP1541/XP1571 cable
Skip drive type detection.
Valid types are
Specifies target name. ASCII/PetSCII conversion is performed when in write-mode.
Overrides the file's first two bytes with address.
Skip file type detection. File data is sent as is. This option is only valid in write-mode.
Specifies/overrides file type. Supported types are
Raw files default to
P, whereas the T64 format contains meta data
which includes the file type. For PC64 files, cbmwrite tries to guess
the file type from the file extension.
This option is only valid in write-mode.