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NSWP207 eats source file under CPM+ [message #112274] Mon, 16 September 2013 13:42
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Date: Tue, 1-Jan-85 21:29:51 EST
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I just received NSWP207.BUG on my RCPM.  Hope someone will pass this
along to Dave Rand at his new U.S.A. address.

DATE: 12/24/84        TOM BURNETT    VACAVILLE,CA  (707) 448-6702 (voice)
                                     Tek-80 RCP/M  (707) 425-2277 (data)

	After considerable testing, an apparent bug has been found in
nswp207. The following conditions will cause problems.

	Hardware:	Lobo MAX-80
	OS:		CPM Plus
	When copying a file with the 'm' command, if the source file is
over 1 extent long, and you tell it to copy to a drive that is not ready,
i.e. no disk in drive, the SOURCE file is truncated to 1 extent. If the
file is important, this could ruin your entire day. Nswp205, disk7 and
PIP do not exhibit this behavior and nswp207 does not have the problem
under CP/M 2.2 with the same hardware. 5 in., 8 in. and hard disk do not
seem to make any difference, if the destination drive is not ready, the
source file is eaten.

	The number for Dave Rand given in is no longer valid, if
someone would make sure this file gets to him, it would be appreciated. 
In the meanwhile, either be careful or use nswp205. My thanks to Mr. Rand
and many others who make the fruits of their labors available for all
to use and learn. 
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