Hi, On Fri, Aug 1, 2014 at 7:23 AM, Mateusz Viste <mate...@viste.fr> wrote: > > That's a question to those of you who happen to still keep an oldish > hardware machine dedicated to DOS tasks... > > How do you transfer files between your main computer and your > FreeDOS-powered machine ?
For my P166, I used to just use a floppy (sneakernet?) to store things, but eventually I gave up on that machine (overall hardware failures). > Myself, I haven't found any really creative solution so far, and rely on > one of these: > - using the DOS port of SCP (this works both ways, but not very > user-friendly) > - putting files on my gopher server, and fetching them from my DOS PC > using a gopher client (works only if I need to copy files TO the DOS > workstation, but not the other way around) > > Obviously, both solutions are quite annoying. Best would be to have some > kind of file manager similar to Norton Commander that would allow > accessing a remote network drive from DOS... I admit to being a noob regarding null modem cables and whatnot, so I've never tried that. However, I think software like File Maven was able to support such things properly in DOS: https://www.briggsoft.com/fmdos.htm Also, it's been a few years, and again, I'm a noob at networking overall, so I relied on my brother to setup an FTP server on the main PC where I would often connect and grab files via that. (Not a DOS machine, but it was my old 32-bit Vista laptop with NTVDM, close enough.) So I ended up using NDN (Necromancer's DOS Navigator) with its "#:" drive or whatever. > Just wondering how others do. > > Back in old days I was using the LapLink application. It was primarily > targeted to serial/parallel file transfers, but IIRC since v5.00 network > transfers were supported, too. Anyway, it's not really an option > anymore, since it needs a LapLink program running on both sides, so it > would still be a nice (although non-free) solution for DOS -> DOS > transfers, but not if your 'real' workstation is running Linux or > FreeBSD (or Windows, but hopefully nobody uses that anymore) ;) Dunno, there's probably lots of ways to accomplish it. Admittedly, it is easier to "just use modern" (and dual boot or copy to USB, as others already mentioned). ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Want fast and easy access to all the code in your enterprise? Index and search up to 200,000 lines of code with a free copy of Black Duck Code Sight - the same software that powers the world's largest code search on Ohloh, the Black Duck Open Hub! Try it now. http://p.sf.net/sfu/bds _______________________________________________ Freedos-user mailing list Freedosemail@example.com https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/freedos-user