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[[Category:Programming]] [[Category:BASIC]] [[Category:Programming tips]] ==Filing system structure== On almost every platform that BBC BASIC has been ported to you can call [[OSBYTE_&00|OSBYTE 0]] to find out what the host hardware is, and from that what capabilities the host hardware has. This can be useful to set various program defaults that cannot be done by making other calls (for instance, any system might have a mouse - just use <code>'''ADVAL(7)'''</code>, <code>'''ADVAL(8)'''</code> and see happens). By coincience or design, over the years the value returned forms a bitmap that makes for convenient testing. A%=0:X%=1:os%=((USR&FFF4)AND&FF00)DIV256 IF (os% AND -24)=0 THEN paths are :drive.directory.file/ext IF (os% AND -24)=8 THEN paths are directory/file.ext IF (os% AND -32) THEN paths are d:directory\file.ext IF (os% AND -24)=0 THEN Directory seperators are '.' IF (os% AND -24)=8 THEN Directory seperators are '/' IF (os% AND -32) THEN Directory seperators are '\' IF (os% AND -24)=0 THEN Extension seperators are '/' IF (os% AND -24) THEN Extension seperators are '.' IF (os% AND -24)=0 THEN Drive specifiers are :d IF (os% AND -24) THEN Drive specifiers are d: You can then use these tests in platform-independant code, such as in the following example: d$=".":s$="/":IF(os%AND-24):d$="/":s$=".":IF(os%AND-32):d$="\" filename$=dir$+d$+name$+s$+ext$ ==BBC API entries== On most implementations of BBC BASIC, CALL and USR can be used to access the BBC API at &FFxx. Testing for PAGE<&FFFF will tell you if the API is available, so you can use code such as: REM Read object information: IF PAGE<&FFFF THEN $name%=A$:?X%=name%:X%?1=name%DIV256:A%=5:ftype%=(USR&FFDD)AND&FF REM Write bytes to file: ?X%=channel:X%!1=address,X%!5=count:A%=gbpb_wr IF PAGE<&FFFF THEN CALL &FFD1 ELSE REPEAT:BPUT#?X%,?(X%!1):X%!1=X%!1+1:X%!5=X%!5:UNTIL X%!5=0 ==See also== * [[Filename translation]] * [[Pathname translation]] * [[Filename character mapping]] * The [http://mdfs.net/blib generic FileIO] library uses these techniques. * The [http://mdfs.net/blib#fname FName] BASIC library translates simple filenames. * The [http://mdfs.net/blib#filename Filename] BASIC library translates full pathnames. * The [http://mdfs.net/blib ProgEnv] library sets <code>'''os%'''</code> and also returns other platform environment parameters such as the command line and the run filename. ''JGH, 25 April 2011'' [[User:Jgharston|Jgharston]] ([[User talk:Jgharston|talk]]) 06:24, 3 April 2018 (CEST) [[User:Jgharston|Jgharston]] 18:51, 29 November 2010 (UTC) [[User:Jgharston|Jgharston]] ([[User talk:Jgharston|talk]]) 20:54, 3 July 2016 (UTC) [[User:Jgharston|Jgharston]] ([[User talk:Jgharston|talk]]) 06:27, 3 April 2018 (CEST)
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