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Pinouts of several QL-related interfaces, Sandy Q Board, GAL program - old, forgot where from.

SORT - by Laurence Reeves, 3/1992

A filter to sorting text files while they are input to the job, using a very fast modified "Quick Sort" algorithm. This is the original file, as written by L.R., with the only one modification that it can be invoked to comparing case independently, additionally.
Job & source, which also contains some documentation on usage, in the archive

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CONVERT - by Thomas Menschel (TMB)

A filter job to translating a file between different character encoding models, as QL, IBM, ATARI, AMIGA, MAC, E-ASCII, and (special char's expanding) 7bit code. Quite an ancient program, but as recent as the character conversion problems are...

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A filter job to translating a file by single characters into strings of up to 253 characters, ea. Further description and an example to translating QL-text to LATIN-1 with HTML character entities in the archive.

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A job to graphically monitoring the system load. Description and program source in the archive.

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The operating system "SMSQ", version 2.76, as supplied with the QXL, and the P.E. files, PEX31 inclusive, can be used as a reliable and stable (not being "updated" every month or so) reference. This one is also much less memory consuming than the "SMSQ/E" versions.

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EDI Text Editor E86

A very efficient and versatile freeware editor for plain text and multiple editting sessions, which further implemets a device and thus can be accessed by LOAD, SAVE, etc. Suitable to any QDOS style system.

For instance, with no need to intermediately storing an assembler source to RAM, directly assembling the text being editted, and sending the listing into another EDI-job:

Original author unknown (edi.._cde seems to be "derived" from the Talent Assembler Workbench, somehow). Several bugs fixed, adopted to JM and the different SMSQ systems, and many other modifications, fully explained in the accompanying "e86help_txt".

E86 (4.8./30.10.1999)

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An S.Basic function to reading any variables of any S.Basic- or QLib-compiled job.
Archive with code, DATA-loader, doc and assembler source.
The code could be modified to writing, which would be a bit risky, though...

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Cross-reference generator for "DEA"/"disa"-style GST-assembler text sources.
Executable compiled job as an example for the IO2 tool kit, *Basic source inclusive.

EX AREF2_obj

starting the job which then expects some keyboard input as (very shortly) explained in the start-up screen. Memory requirements at least about 170K plus three times the source file length, the latter may be distributed to several different media.



can be executed if the IO2 is present, and PEX20(+), and the QLib runtimes. This will save about 110K of memory space. - Due to till unknown problems (bugs in IO2? - but more probably, at least with the SMSQ systems, due to bad slave block handling on OPEN_IN opened files) the compiled program might get stuck with long label names; it always did work reliably, though, with alphanumeric labels, containing no trailing non-numeric digits.
Those errors now (4/99) have been tracked down to the INPUT routine of the QDOS/SBasic systems (SMSQ as well as MINERVA). Apparently there is nothing wrong neither with the IO2 extensions nor with the QLIB runtimes - while the danger of corrupted slave blocks during NETworking in the SMSQ(/E) & QXL system still remains, independently.
The latest AREF version (27, SBasic only) was changed accordingly, modified and extended to executing slightly faster and to further including the references to macros and assembler variables. There was also an error in FIND of the IO2 section "ep0", which is fixed with the latest version (11/1999).
The program relies on the latest IO2 and QLIBRUN versions (4/99+).

Instead of another version:
7350 wy=W_RAND(#0):wx=W_LINKS(#0)-2*wy:wy=W_OBEN(#0)-wy will fix the false outline setting after the window was moved on screen.

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a group of functions and procedures to facilitate some inter job communication, by transferring text and other data via PIPEs to and from i/o CON channels, or other PIPEs.
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can be used to recovering damaged files from HD/DD/ED floppies, backing up (and possibly repairing damaged) diskettes, copying foreign media as DOS, ATARI, or QL with "bad" structures, surface testing, fast formatting or formatting to user defined specifications.

Modified *Basic source; also running, with some loss of functionality, in the SMSQ(/E) systems (which don't implement the SuperBASIC "WHEN variable" facility).

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can be used to recovering and/or extracting single or all files en bloc from QXL.WIN files or (pseudo-)drives.

RecoverX is an F6 program which compiled and was successfully run in any true QDOS style systems of GC-QL/MGG, GC-QL/MINERVA, QXL/SMSQ(2.76), UQLX.
Another archive includes the F6 source text and some further documentation.

3rd version with improved cross-linked blocks recognition, and without TAS (for Amiga).

Sorry: Also re F6 bugs page.

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is a job with a simple analogue display clock, of variable size (by string parameters) 12*16 pixel up to full screen. It should arrange itself in a button frame if present, and will always remain visible.
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QLIB runtimes derivative from QLIB 3.36, some bugs fixed (some others invented?), SMSQ feasible, might even work out to be a bit faster.

With some proof of "legal" ownership (a copy of the code should suffice) I can also supply the debugged (e.g. UNLOADing an overlay works, instead of just reading the clock) and somewhat extended (Q_ERR_ON applicable to *Basic FuNctions, also) versions of the other four QLib extensions.
Pse, send me an e-mail with your original extension files attached to receive the modified versions.

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LATIN-1 character set, explained and the fount supplied as a group of DATA statements.
FOUNTS is a freely useable group of five character sets for the QL, ready to be INCLUDed in assembly files for the GST-assembler.
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is a memory and shift/lock monitor job, taken from "memdisp", corrected to some extent, and modified to suit the requirements of the different QDOS operating systems, screen sizes and (changing) display modes.

It can be started as a job by its own

or, from resident code with the new keyword MEMV, setting up a job to displaying memory useage and the state of shift/lock by drawing a small multi-coloured 2 pixel wide and full screen height strip to the right of the screen, independently of current screen modes and sizes. This version draws to an own un-locked SCR-type window, thus CTR/C will step trough one more non-accessible window.

MEMV seems not to be functional with the AURORAs high resolution screen.
The program was ok with the QXL and resolutions of up to 1024x768, though.

The latest version of MEMV is also included with the IO2 binaries collection.

Update (30.5.98):
The UQLX did reveal that malfunction, too, and though it appears to me as just another program under the "QDOS Official Secrets Act" (quoting J.R.Hudson), the code was modified to working as expected, in that emulator. There is some chance that the job might now work with the Aurora...
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CDISK is a SuperBasic extension for backing up single files, directories, groups of directories, an entire disk(ette), deleting directories; with different options (ver. 19):

        (none)      copy overwriting source to destination.
        MOVE        copy and delete source.
        MPTY        don't copy, delete source.
        NAME        update if disk labels are equal.
        RFSH        copy only newer files already present in the destination drive.
        UPDT        copy any new(er) files.
The procedure will always carry on as long as possible, and, for instance, not terminate just because a single "bad sector" was encountered, thus very often enabling disk recovery where some other, even most superior(?), systems can (and did) fail - e.g. Linux, xx-DOS, etc.
CBACK is an example program, supplied with the SBasic source and as an executable job, which can be used interactively or as a silently running background job to backing up at regular intervals.

Bugs fixed: Filetype code transfer & MGG errors with directories.

CDISK (only), v 22 (11.8.99):

Improved UQLX handling (".."-names ignoring, etc.)
Forced filename extensions delimiter conversion added.

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The self cloning jobs example (with assembler source) taken from Adrian Dickens' "QL Advanced User Guide", adopted to the more recent QL systems.


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