[Oberon] Oberon on the Raspberry Pi

Paul Thomas Melville ptmelville at gmail.com
Fri Apr 18 17:04:13 CEST 2014

On Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 11:58 AM, eas lab <lab.eas at gmail.com> wrote:

> Sure, V5 doesn't know about *nix, but the designers know where the
> file is saved.
> And it won't be encrypted. If they can tell me where/what it is, I'd
> expect to be able
> to extract the near-plain-ASCII, and it should be easy also to make a
> <formatter>
> for reading in. I can read AosFS textfiles on rPi, with less pain than
> using  Windows.

PO2013 doesn't use AsciiCoder. Tools.Convert can be used to strip any
formatting, which will result in plain text files. This way you will get plain
ASCII without much trouble.

You can read about PCLink is section 15.2 of the book. It is used to send
or receive one file at the time from and to Oberon. I pointed out previously
related tools used by emulator.

> To launch *nix [or any] commands, you have a cronJob/timer, which occasionally
> looks at the files that V5 writes. Even it the underlying system can only detect
> the size or date change, that can be a signal.

Cron is used for scheduling periodic tasks. For monitoring files on Linux
provides inotify - there are multiple tools that are based around it. It is just
better tool for this task, but I don't see how it helps in this
situation and how
it could be used.

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