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       c1541 - a stand alone disk image maintenance program


       c1541 [options] [image]


       c1541  is a stand alone program that can be used for D64, D71, D81, X64 and G64 disk image
       file maintenance.  It is part of the VICE emulator.

       c1541 can be used both in interactive and batch mode.  It will start in  interactive  mode
       if  no  images  and no options are specified or if one image is specified; when started in
       interactive mode, command line editing and command history are available.

       Each command line option for use in batch mode has an interactive mode  counterpart,  that
       is shown in parenthesis.

       -@ command
               execute CBM DOS command

       -attach image (attach image)
               attach  image  for use.  All consequent commands in interactive mode will refer to
               this image.

       -bam [unit] | track-min track_max [unit] (bam [unit] | track-min track_max [unit])
               show bam bitmap of an imagem optionally specifying unit  and/or  a  slice  of  the
               tracks using track-min and track-max.

       -bcopy  src_trk  src_sec  dst_trk  dst_sec  [src_unit  [dst_unit]]  (bcopy src_trk src_sec
       dst_trk dst_sec [src_unit [dst_unit]])
               copy a block to another block. When not using the optional unit numbers, the block
               is copied among the current unit. If one unit (src_unit) is specified that unit is
               used for both source and destination. Using both unit number allows copying blocks
               between different units.

       -bfill track sector value [unit] (bfill track sector value [unit])
               fill a block with a single value.

       -block track sector [offset] [unit] (block track sector [offset] [unit])
               show disk blocks in hex format.

       -bpoke [[@unit:] track sector offset data (bpoke [[@unit:] track sector offset data)
               poke  data  into a block. The data list should be at least a single byte. Multiple
               prefixes for the data are supported: 0x/$ for hex, 0b/% for binary,  &  for  octal
               and unadorned for plain decimal.

       -bread filename track sector [unit] (bread filename track sector [unit])
               read  a  block from the disk image at (track,sector) and write it to the host file
               system as filename.

       -bwrite filename track sector [unit] (bwrite filename track sector [unit])
               write a block  from  filename  on  the  host  file  system  to  a  disk  image  at

       -chain track sector [unit] (chain track sector [unit])
               show  block  chain starting at (track,sector). The last number shown is the number
               of bytes in the final block.

       -copy image oldname1 [oldname2...] newname (copy oldname1 [oldname2...] newname)
               concatenate oldname1, oldname2... into newname on  image  (can  be  used  to  copy

       -delete image files... (delete files...)
               delete files from image

       -dir [pattern] (dir [pattern])
               list directory. See the list command for details.

       -extract image (extract image)
               extract all files from image.

       -format image (format image 'name,id')
               format the disk image image with the specified label.  image is created if it does
               not exist.

       -geosextract source (geosextract source)
               extract all the files to the file system and GEOS Convert them.

       -geosread source [destination] (geosread source [destination])
               read GEOS source from  the  disk  image  and  copy  it  as  a  Convert  file  into
               destination  in  the  file system. If destination is not specified, copy it into a
               file with the same name as source.

       -geoswrite source (geoswrite source)
               write GEOS Convert file source from the file system on a disk image.

       -help [command] (help)
               show help on all commands or more detailed help on a specific command

       -info image [unit] (info [unit])
               show information about image (format, geometry, error-block, write-protect)

       -list [pattern] (list)
               list directory. The optional pattern accepts the usual CBM DOS wildcards (* and ?)
               and  also  supports file type selection with '=X', where X is one of S, P, U or R.
               Multiple sub patterns can be specified by using comma's.

       -name diskname[,id] [unit] (name diskname[,id] [unit])
               set diskname and optionally id.

       -p00save enable [unit] (p00save enable [unit)
               save P00 files to the file system.

       -read image 1541name [fsname] (read 1541name [fsname])
               extract 1541name from the disk image into fsname (1541name by default) from image.

       -rename oldname newname (rename oldname newname)
               rename files. The files must be on the same drive.

       -show 'copying'|'warranty' (show 'copying'|'warranty')
               show license or warranty information.

       -tape image tapeimage [files...] (tape image tapeimage [files...])
               transfer files from tapeimage to image (default is all files).

       -unlynx archive [unit] (unlynx archive [unit])
               dissolve Lynx archive.

       -validate image (validate)
               validate mage.

       -verbose [off] (verbose [off])
               set verbose mode. Output extra logging information, disable with verbose off.

       -write image fsname [1541name] (write fsname [1541name])
               write fsname to image as 1541name (fsname by default).  (works with P00  files  as

       -zcreate x64name zipname [label,id] (zcreate x64name zipname [label,id]
               create  an  X64  disk  image  from  four  Zipcoded  files  named 1!zipname through

       When more than one command is specified in batch mode, all of them  are  executed  in  the
       same order they have on the command line.

       If you use - as a file name, it stands for stdin or stdout.

       Exit interactive mode with either exit or quit.


       VICE(1), cartconv(1), petcat(1)


       Teemu Rantanen <>
       Ettore Perazzoli <>
       Andreas Boose <>
       Jouko Valta <>

       with improvements by

       Olaf Seibert <>
       Gerhard Wesp <>