Dwight K. Elvey
dwight.elvey at amd.com
Mon Aug 1 12:45:13 CDT 2005
>From: "John Foust" <jfoust at threedee.com>
>At 01:54 AM 8/1/2005, you wrote:
>>Wouldn't it be easier to just issue two MODE commands to redirect COM1: to
CON, then feed debug a script to write out binary files?
>Hey, that's why I think it would be a useful and interesting FAQ.
>I thought the other guy's CTRL/Z preservation method was quite
>cute, too. I'm intrigued by solutions that would require a
>minimum of prep or magic tools on the sending PC.
The only time I did anything like this, I used
LapLink. One copied a file from the com to a
text file and then rename changed it to a *.com file that
was the bootstrap loader for the rest of LapLink.
The bootstrap file must have avoided anything with
a ^z as part of the binary. Similar things can
be done for most any setup, requiring no magic tools
on the sending side.
Code with ^Z's in them can be escaped such that the
loader program can change these to the right binary
value. The sending program could then be any generic
'copy to comm' program.
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