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dskform(1)			   Emulators			    dskform(1)

NAME
       dskform - floppy	or image file formatter	for emulated machines

SYNOPSIS
       dskform [-format	FORMAT]	[-type TYPE] [-side SIDE] [-comp COMP] [-retry
       COUNT] DISKIMAGE
DESCRIPTION
       Dskform is a formatter which formats floppy discs or  disc  images  for
       use with	emulated machines such as the ZX Spectrum +3, Amstrad CPC, and
       various Acorn machines. It does not create a filesystem on the disc  or
       image.

OPTIONS
       -format FORMAT
	      Specifies	a disc format to use. See the section DISK FORMATS for
	      more information.

       -type TYPE
	      Determines which driver is to be used to format the disc or  im-
	      age.

	      auto    Select according to the disc image file. This is the de-
		      fault.

	      dsk     Use the DSK (CPCEmu format) image	driver.

	      edsk    Use the extended version of the DSK format.

	      floppy  Use the floppy driver.

	      myz80   Use the hard disk	(MYZ80 format)	image  driver.	 (This
		      format cannot be autodetected.)

	      cfi     Use  the	CFI  (DOS  fdcopy format) image	driver.	 (This
		      format cannot be autodetected.)

	      apridisk
		      Use the ApriDisk image driver (used for archiving	 Apri-
		      cot floppies).  (This format cannot be autodetected.)

	      raw     Use the raw driver.

       -comp COMP
	      Compress	the  disc image	that is	being generated	(has no	effect
	      when formatting a	real floppy disc).

	      sq      Huffman compressed (SQ / USQ).

	      gz      Gzipped (gzip / gunzip).

       -retry COUNT
	      Set the number of	times to attempt a format operation in case of
	      error.

       -side SIDE
	      Determines which side (0 or 1) of	the disc is to be formatted.

DISK FORMATS
       pcw180		   PCW or IBM; 180K. This is the default format.

       cpcsys		   CPC or +3 System

       cpcdata		   CPC or +3 Data

       pcw720		   PCW or IBM 720K

       pcw1440		   PCW16 or IBM	1440K

       ibm160 ibm320	   IBM 160K or 320K (CP/M-86 or	DOSPlus)

       ibm360		   IBM 360K (DOSPlus)

       ibm720 ibm1200 ibm1440
			   IBM 720K, 1200K or 1440K (144FEAT)

       acorn160	acorn320   Acorn ADFS 'S' or 'M'

       acorn640		   Acorn ADFS 'L'

       acorn800		   Acorn ADFS 'D' and 'E'/'E+'

       acorn1600	   Acorn ADFS 'F'/'F+'

       pcw800		   PCW 800K (XCF2DD)

       pcw200		   PCW 200K (XCF2)

       bbc100		   BBC Micro DFS (single sided,	40 tracks)

       bbc200		   BBC Micro DFS (single sided,	80 tracks)

AUTHOR
       John Elliott <jce@seasip.demon.co.uk>.

       Darren Salt wrote the man pages.

Version	1.2.1			23 January 2008			    dskform(1)

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | OPTIONS | DISK FORMATS | AUTHOR

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