FreeDOS help system (hhstndrd 1.0.8 en)[diskcopy]

Command: diskcopy

DISKCOPY copies the contents of a floppy disk to a second floppy. Also creates, copies and restores floppy disk image files. The images can be used by SHSUFDRV.


Diskcopy [source][destination][/a][/v][/m][/i][/o][/1][/x][/d][/r] [/f][/t] Diskcopy [/?] source: drive or image file to copy from. destination: drive or image file to copy to.


/a give an audible warning for user action. /v verify reads and writes. /m only use memory for disk copy. /i show memory usage (informative). /o overwrite destination, if it already exists (in case of an image file). /x always automaticaly exit. /d assume disk already in drive. /r go into disk error recovery mode. /f perform fast diskcopy (only copy filled sectors). /t don't ask target disk if copying image file to same disk. /1 no-op included for MS-DOS compatibility. In other versions of DOS, this copied the first side only. /? Shows the help.


A minus sign after an option disables the option. If the source and/or destination is a drive, for example "a:" then it is treated as a floppy disk, otherwise it is treated as an image file. The source and destination can be the same drive; DISKCOPY will first copy from the source, and then prompt you to swap floppy disks. Then it will write to the destination. DISKCOPY uses the Linux rawrite format for its image files. Therefore the image files from DISKCOPY can be used by Rawrite and vice versa. DISKCOPY cannot read from or overwrite Linux floppy disks. It can, however, write a Linux floppy image to a DOS disk. DISKCOPY supports NLS (national language support).


diskcopy a: a: Copies from one diskette to another diskcopy a: c:\image.img Copies the diskette to an image on C:\image.img diskcopy c:\image.img a: Copies the image to a diskette

See also:

copy diskcomp move shsufdrv xcopy ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Copyright (C) 1998 Jim Hall, updated 2007 by W. Spiegl. This file is derived from the FreeDOS Spec Command HOWTO. See the file H2Cpying for copying conditions.