floppy – floppy diskette interface

bind –a #f /dev

The floppy diskette interface serves a one–level directory giving access to up to four floppy diskette drives. Each drive is represented by a data and control file. There are no partitions.

Messages accepted by the ctl file include:
eject    Eject the floppy, if possible.
reset    Reset the drive.
format type
Format the floppy. The type sets the density and type of diskette to be formatted; see format in prep(8).

A read of the ctl file returns a string describing the form factor of the diskette, one of 3½DD, 3½HD, 5¼DD, or 5¼HD.


Floppies are tiny, unreliable and eventually wear out.
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