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dskscan(1)			   Emulators			    dskscan(1)

       dskscan - Scan a	floppy disc for	sector headers

       dskscan	[-type TYPE] [-side SIDE] [-comp COMP] [-dstep]	[-retry	COUNT]
       [-format	FMT] [-first CYLINDER] [-last CYLINDER]	[-xml] DISKIMAGE
       Dskscan scans a floppy disc (or a disc image)  and  prints  any	sector
       headers that it finds. It does not attempt to read the sectors.

       -type TYPE
	      Determines which driver is to be used to read from the disc.

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

	      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.)

		      Use the ApriDisk image driver (from the utility  of  the
		      same name).  (This format	cannot be autodetected.)

	      raw     Use the raw driver.

       -comp COMP
	      Select the compression method used on the	source disc image file
	      (has no effect when reading a floppy disc).

	      auto    Detect from the first few	bytes of the file. This	is the

	      sq      Huffman coded (SQ	/ USQ).

	      gz      Gzipped (gzip / gunzip).

	      bz2     Burrows-Wheeler compressed (bzip2	/ bunzip2).

       -side SIDE
	      Determines  which	 side  (0  or  1)  of the source disc is to be
	      scanned. If this option  is  not	present	 both  sides  will  be

       -dstep Double-step  the	source drive (used to read 360k	discs in 1.2Mb
	      drives). Only supported by the Linux floppy driver.

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

       -format FMT
	      Do  not  autodetect  the	disc format; use the named format. The
	      format need only be an approximation to the actual  format  used
	      by the disc.

       -first CYL
	      Start scanning at	the specified cylinder.

       -last CYL
	      Scan up to and including the specified cylinder.

       -xml   Output  results as XML rather than as text; if you are launching
	      dskscan from another program  which  then	 parses	 what  dskscan
	      prints, this may be easier for it	to cope	with.

       John Elliott <>.

Version	1.2.1			23 January 2008			    dskscan(1)


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