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Tools (Tape / Disk)
Below are the tools which have been developed and contributed through the years. A replacement for them is available on the CODEX (nosutils) . A windows installer is available on the Utilities page which contains pre-built versions of all of them.
Convert a Host-OS file to Tape (.tap)
You need two tools to do this, both of which are provided in the dtcyber distribution: tools/atod/atod, which converts from ASCII to Display Code, and tools/nosicreate/NosICreate, which converts a display code file into a NOS I-format tape.
You need to compile both yourself (they aren't compiled by the Makefile) from the source codes in the same directories (see Note 2 below for changes you'll need to make before compiling on UNIX- or Linux-derived systems; for Windows, you need make no changes). For convenience, place both binaries in the same directory. Here is the procedure on how to use them (I'm assuming you're using a UNIX variant host system; if you're using Windows, just reverse the slashes):
- Change to the distribution directory.
- ./atod yourfile ir0001 (See Note 1 below.)
- ./NosICreate yourtapefile.tap
This will produce a .tap file which you may now manipulate with dtcyber.
Note 1: You must specify an output file of ir0001.
Note 2: To compile atod and NosICreate under Linux, in each of the files atod.c and NosICreate.c, change the typedef signed long i32; to typedef signed int i32;. Also, change the typedef unsigned long u32; to typedef unsigned int u32;. And typedef int64 i64; must get changed to typedef unsigned long long int i64; and finally, change typedef unsigned int64 u64; to typedef unsigned long long int u64;.
Additional Tape and Disk Tools
|asc2dc.exe||Convert Ascii to 6 bit CDC Display code|
|ascTo612.exe||Convert Ascii to 6 in 12 bit CDC Display code|
|atod.exe||ASCII to CDC Display Code conversion|
|bmptobdf.exe||Bitmap to BDF (Font) File format|
|cardlist.exe||Convert punched-card image format to ASCII text|
|cerl2mf.exe||Format conversion for dd8xx image files|
|check.exe||Verifies Code Conversion|
|dd8xxcvt.exe||Format conversion for dd8xx image files between old and new formats|
|diskdump.exe||Dumps in readable form, any dd8xx image|
|dmd.exe||Display memory dump. (Based on dmp)|
|dmp.exe||Display octal memory dump.|
|dmpbin.exe||Display octal 60 bit words memory dump|
|dmpx.exe||Display octal 60 bit words memory dump|
|dtoa.exe||Display Code to ASCII|
|gen-aids.exe||Bulk-generate AIDS / INFO Files|
|gettap.exe||Tape Mapping Utility|
|mastertool.exe||Read PLATO master file|
|mf2p.exe||Masterfile to PLATO|
|nosicreate.exe||Convert individual files into NOS I-format TAP image with one logical record per file.|
|nosiverify.exe||Verify NOS I-format TAP image.|
|nsfcvt.exe||Format conversion for NSF PLATO dd8xx image files to dtCYBER format|
|pctobdf.exe||PC Character to BDF|
|pf.exe||Read and write PLATO files on a CERL-format dd844-21 disk image|
|punch026.exe||Convert ASCII text to Hollerith (026) format card deck.|
|puncher.exe||Convert ASCII text to Hollerith and/or Binary card deck|
|submit.exe||405 Card Reader job submission interface version 1.1 (works in co-operation with puncher)|
|tapdmp.exe||Display the content of a tap format file|
|tapextractIrec.exe||Extract files from a tap record file formatted F=I tape|
|tapextractSIrec.exe||Extract files from a tap record file formatted F=I tape|
|tapgenIrec.exe||Creates the a tap (I) format file from a list of files|
|tapgenSIrec.exe||Creates the a tap (SI) format file from a list of files|
|tapverifyIrec.exe||verifies the sequence information of NOS INTERNAL type blocks in a tap format file|