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AmigaOS 4.0 - About OS4 - Commands

CROSSDOS Commodity
Purpose: Configures the parameters used by CrossDOS filesystem.
Path: SYS:Utilities/Commodities/CrossDOS
The CrossDOS filesystem handles all file and data conversion for non-Amiga filesystems, such as FAT32, supported by OS4.

The CROSSDOS commodity program configures the parameters used by the CrossDOS filesystem for available devices.

CX_PRIORITY sets the priority of CROSSDOS in relation to all other Commodity Exchange programs. All the Commodity Exchange programs are set to a default priority of 0.

CX_POPKEY enables you to specify the hot key for the program. If more than one key is specified, be sure to enclose the entire argument in double-quotes (i.e. CX_POPKEY "Shift F1").

CX_POPUP no will prevent the CROSSDOS window from opening. (By default the program window opens when the command is invoked.)

The SHOWHINTS YES option can be used to display usage information if you position the cursor over selectable items.

LEFT, TOP, WIDTH and HEIGHT can be used to customise where the CROSSDOS window should appear on the screen and the size of the window.


3.OS4:> CROSSDOS Runs the CROSSDOS commodity program which displays the following window.

Available Devices
Lists all mounted devices which use the CrossDOS filesystem.

Text Filtering, when checked, will cause control characters for carriage return and end-of-file to be removed or added when reading from or writing to the currently selected device.

Text Translation, when checked, will convert the file contents, depending on the selected translation type, when reading from or writing to the currently selected device.

Translation Type specifies the translation type that should be used when reading from or writing to the currently selected device. One of the following options can be selected:

  • ASCII-7 converts the file to standard ASCII.
  • DANSK filters danish text files.
  • INTL keeps international characters.
  • MAC filters Apple Macintosh ASCII files transferred to an MS-DOS device.
If "Text Translation" is not checked, only file names will be filtered.

Action Buttons
When you make changes you can choose to 'Save' them permanently, just 'Use' them temporarily until the system is rebooted, 'Test' the settings, or you can 'Cancel' and lose all changes.

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Revised: December 24, 2006.