ZXpand-Commander

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sirmorris
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Re: ZXpand-Commander

Post by sirmorris » Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:40 am

Perhaps a problem with the large card. Does it work with other cards? What format are you using FAT16 or FAT32?

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Re: ZXpand-Commander

Post by Andy Rea » Mon Sep 19, 2016 11:31 am

I've had commander crash on me mostly when invalid characters are used for files / directory names

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Re: ZXpand-Commander

Post by yerzmyey » Mon Sep 19, 2016 2:28 pm

A large number of files make the Commander crash.
Or the machine itself, and the Commander freezing is only a manifestation of the hardware phenomenon.
We have to remember it's not a modern PC after all. :)
So I just split catalogues into smaller ones. It helps.
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Re: ZXpand-Commander

Post by Moggy » Mon Sep 19, 2016 2:40 pm

I once tried opening a folder with 2000 music files inside it using commander.
After a lovely green led light show and a large puff of smoke it give up the ghost and told me to go F@@@K myself. :oops:


I now have many music folders including one labelled "YERZ". :lol:


But to be serious I find the commander is a superb piece of software especially when shuffling/copying music files around and in my case the ONLY weak spot is renaming files when using an external keyboard, if a normal keypress style of typing is used as opposed to a fast tippy-tap method then renaming say TEST.STC to DONE.STC, ends up as DDOOONNNEE.STC.
The too-many-chrs effect is a joy to behold and backspace then becomes key of the month. :lol:

Oddly enough Toddy Forth exhibits this same phenomenon.
All part of its charm I suppose and I wouldn't change it for anything, along with the tracker and STC compiler this is my favourite piece of software. :D

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Re: ZXpand-Commander

Post by gammaray » Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:25 pm

I emptied and reformat SDHC 16GB and COMMANDER works properly now. I take it that working near the beginning sectors of flash memory is more better. ;)

Still having question with TAPESCRP ...
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Re: ZXpand-Commander

Post by manic23 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:41 pm

Anyone tested this on the ZXpand+ yet?

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Re: ZXpand-Commander

Post by Moggy » Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:48 pm

manic23 wrote:
Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:41 pm
Anyone tested this on the ZXpand+ yet?
Works for me. :D

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Re: ZXpand-Commander

Post by mrtinb » Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:06 am

Great program.

One thing I miss: Unfortunately Execute does only work on .P files.

I have files with different extensions that are ordinary program files.

.AS2 ZX Assembler 2 source
.TAS Tasword files
.WS2 WordSinc II.3 files
.BER Berch Assembler source
Etc.

These cannot be loaded with ZXpand Commander.

A better way to find out if the file is a program is to test E-LINE against file length and see if they “match”.
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Re: ZXpand-Commander

Post by mrtinb » Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:06 pm

If it’s too complicated to test with E-FILE, then maybe a Force Load command
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Re: ZXpand-Commander

Post by sirmorris » Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:08 pm

The file length solution is very clever. It would be a lot of work though. A force load would be much easier. I'd have to check the PIC firmware to ensure that there are no special cases for P files.

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