I *seemed* to be uncovering more problems with XCOPY, like failing to copy large chunks of the ARACHNE tree from my restore CD back to the hard drive. But as I said in a previous post, it now seems to me that XCOPY is not the real problem.
I just ran another test in which I created a CD (from Windows, on a CD-RW, using CDBurnerXP set to Disc-At-Once) with the Arachne tree, this time choosing ISO9660 instead of the default ISO9660/Joliet. I thought that might take care of the problem. But under Windows I can see sub-folders Arachne\system\codepage and codepage.ext, while FreeDOS DIR only shows two sub-directories both named codepage. XCOPY fails to copy arachne\system\*.* and I think the cause is that it is balking at what it sees at that level. This is similar to what I reported earlier: Windows sees a folder named Queen.sav, but XCOPY copies it to the hard drive as Queen_sa. Windows sees a folder named F-PROT, but XCOPY copies it to the hard drive as F_PROT, and none of the proper contents of the F-PROT folder get copied in, but XCOPY starts copying in unrelated sub-folders. Is there another setting I need to create a CD that can be read cleanly by FreeDOS? --John Hupp ----- Original Message ----- From: "John Hupp" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: <email@example.com> Sent: Thursday, May 29, 2008 2:18 PM Subject: Re: [Freedos-user] Fresh XCOPY bugs > My problems with XCOPY are not as they first seemed. > > Windows renders the directories of interest on the CD as D:\F-PROT and > D:\GAMES\QUEEN.SAV, but FreeDOS (at least the current version) renders > them > as F_PROT and QUEEN_SA. It is some comfort to find that MS-DOS 6.22 does > the same. > > So file and directory name support seem to be involved, but it's not clear > that it is XCOPY that is misbehaving. I see that I can MOVE C:\F_PROT > C:\F-PROT, so the hypen is supported there. > > I want to reinstall those two programs from scratch to see afresh how > folders and files are named. It also occurs to me that the CD file system > may well be a factor. > > More on this when I can get to it. > > --John Hupp > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "John Hupp" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2008 9:54 PM > Subject: [Freedos-user] Fresh XCOPY bugs > > >> I'm using XCOPY for a selective restore CD, and for most directories it >> works fine, but I have identified a couple cases where it fails due to >> the >> directory name. >> >> Where D: is the CD: >> >> Case 1: >> ------- >> XCOPY /E /V /Y /I D:\GAMES\F-PROT C:\GAMES\F-PROT >> >> First of all, XCOPY asks "Does F-PROT specify a file name or directory >> name >> on the target?" With the /I switch, it is not supposed to ask me that >> question, and it does not ask for copies of other directories. >> >> Worse, though it does create C:\GAMES\F-PROT, it does not copy any of the >> contents of the F-PROT directory. Instead, it begins copying into F-PROT >> other GAMES sub-directories: GAMES\ABUSE gets copied to >> GAMES\F-PROT\ABUSE, >> GAMES\DOOM to GAMES\F-PROT\DOOM, etc. >> >> Case 2: >> ------- >> XCOPY D:\GAMES\F-PROT C:\GAMES\F-PROT >> >> Again it asks File or Directory, and that is OK without the /I switch >> here. >> But after I answer Directory, XCOPY copy responds with: >> File not found - F-PROT >> 0 file(s) copied >> >> Case 3: >> ------- >> XCOPY D:\GAMES\QUEEN.SAV C:\GAMES\QUEEN.SAV >> >> The response is similar to Case 1, except that XCOPY does not ask File or >> Directory. Instead, it copies none of the F-PROT contents but >> immediately >> begins copying other GAMES sub-directories into GAMES\F-PROT (as in Case >> 1). >> >> Case 4: >> ------- >> XCOPY D:\GAMES\QUEEN.SAV C:\GAMES\QUEEN.SAV >> >> The response is exactly the same as for Case 2. >> >> --John Hupp >> >> >> ------------------------------------------------------------------------- >> This SF.net email is sponsored by: Microsoft >> Defy all challenges. Microsoft(R) Visual Studio 2008. >> http://clk.atdmt.com/MRT/go/vse0120000070mrt/direct/01/ >> _______________________________________________ >> Freedos-user mailing list >> Freedosemail@example.com >> https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/freedos-user >> >> > ------------------------------------------------------------------------- This SF.net email is sponsored by: Microsoft Defy all challenges. Microsoft(R) Visual Studio 2008. http://clk.atdmt.com/MRT/go/vse0120000070mrt/direct/01/ _______________________________________________ Freedos-user mailing list Freedosfirstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/freedos-user