Re (2): [Oberon] Copying files
dukeofperl at ml1.net
Mon Aug 16 01:23:40 MEST 2010
On Sun, 15 Aug 2010, peasthope at shaw.ca wrote:
> > What do you mean by "the first part"? The Partition designation - like
> > SYS: or MY: ?
> Yes. My drive is partitioned into three parts.
> The partitions don't have names. The parts are
> MY, SYS and C. MY is the working part which takes
> first priority. SYS is the system part which
> holds the Oberon system. C is a FAT part.
> Your house might have study, bathroom, bedroom
> but most walls are not named.
> > By default the first part is unnecessary in a file name. Any
> > other part must be explicit.
> In my system, Fileblah always means MY:Fileblah.
> "MY:" is redundant. SYS: and C: are never redundant.
> If I want SYS:Fileblah or C:Fileblah the SYS: and C:
> are essential. Of course, 6 priorities are possible.
> MY C SYS
> MY SYS C
> C MY SYS
> C SYS MY
> SYS C MY
> SYS MY C
> Users rarely put SYS first.
> Most users take these details for granted. As I
> recall, multi-part drive useage was introduced after
> Reiser's book. Might be mentioned in the ETH Web
> pages; perhaps not. Should be documented really.
I'll be getting Reiser's book. In the meantime I'll search the ETH
site. ITMT, is is possible to set the partition priorities (as
perceived by Oberon) or are the priorities tied into the physical
order of the partitions?
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