|Re: Question: 71B <-HPIL -> 71B|
Message #16 Posted by Rodger Rosenbaum on 12 May 2003, 6:27 a.m.,
in response to message #15 by John Smith
I was just re-reading your original post, and thought I would clarify a few points. I assume you don't have an owner's manual, since you say you don't know how to free port ram. The procedure I gave you for copying that lex file will copy it to main ram, and it will run just fine there. You could copy it to a free ported ram, and it might be safer there from a system crash. To free port ram, type:
FREE PORT(0), or FREE PORT(.01) or FREE PORT(.02), etc.
Then to copy the lex file which will be in main ram to the port, type: COPY FILENAME TO :PORT(0)
Don't type COPY FILENAME.LEX TO :PORT(0); the 71 doesn't use file extensions in commands. You can't have two files with the same name but different extensions in the 71. File types such as LEX, BASIC, TEXT and KEY aren't really extensions as in windows.
To see what's in a port, type CAT :PORT(0) or CAT :PORT(.01), etc.
To reclaim the ram, type: CLAIM PORT(0) This will also destroy anything which was in the port, such as a LEX file.
When you use SEND71 to copy the LEX file, you don't need to include the path in the file name given to SEND71; it will find it even if is in a port. SEND71 will send it to main ram on the destination machine.