Broken floppy disks

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at
Sun Aug 19 23:55:58 CDT 2007

Jim Leonard wrote:
> Chuck Guzis wrote:
>> Well, DOS 6.x had the /f switch on the FORMAT command--which told DOS 
>> to forget about trying to read the disk, just format it.  I believe 
>> that DOS 7.x ignores /f.  And for DOS, there are always third-party 
>> formatters.
> I think you're referring to the /u switch, not /f.  /f was used as a 
> shortcut to the size (ie. /F:720 was the same as /T:80 /N:9)

Yes, it's /u for "unconditional".

Peace...  Sridhar

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