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OS3.2 diskdoctor... actual syntax to use it?
« on: December 12, 2021, 09:06:35 PM »
Hi all,


Want to play with OS 3.2 diskdoctor on some old disks I am going through.     Does anyone know how to actually use the syntax for it?   Everything I try gives me the line "no actual data will be changed".   What is the actual command to get it TO change the data, i.e. do a repair or recovery?

And before someone says, use Disksalv4 or some other tool, I want to use diskdoctor for my own reasons on this project so if anyone has the proper syntax/command format, it would help.   I know that '?' shows the commands but none of them I have tried change anything.. the thing just reads the media, shows the errors but never fixes them.
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Offline Matt_H

Re: OS3.2 diskdoctor... actual syntax to use it?
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2021, 12:36:30 AM »
Type "help diskdoctor" in a shell for the documentation - it's quite thorough.
 
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Re: OS3.2 diskdoctor... actual syntax to use it?
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2021, 06:40:52 PM »
Type "help diskdoctor" in a shell for the documentation - it's quite thorough.


Did that.  I see no command to actually repair.  Gives me a long list of commands but nothing that looks like repair or validate a drive.
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Offline zipper

Re: OS3.2 diskdoctor... actual syntax to use it?
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2021, 08:06:07 PM »
Afaik it doesn't repair a disk - copies repaired file structure to another destination. Those in-disk repair programs tend to be risky.
 

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Re: OS3.2 diskdoctor... actual syntax to use it?
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2021, 09:13:30 PM »
Yeah, like I wrote elsewhere, it’s a rather silly and misleading name for a program that can only be used for rescuing files from a thrashed fastfilesystem. It’s a bit like naming an offshore rescue helicopter "The Shipyard".
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Re: OS3.2 diskdoctor... actual syntax to use it?
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2021, 03:54:37 AM »
Afaik it doesn't repair a disk - copies repaired file structure to another destination. Those in-disk repair programs tend to be risky.




ahh no wonder.. ok thanks..  Well it is pointless to do that then being this is a clean OS3.2 install.   And I still need to find the damn cause of this problem first...



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