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Posted on 01-Jun-2003 13:10 GMT by Seymore Butts65 comments
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On June 1st, Amiga published the latest installment of the ongoing Club Amiga Monthly series. In this update, CAM sports features like the new version of AmigaDOS, AmigaOS 4.0 progress and more.
CAM June Edition Released, AmigaOS 4.0 details uncovered! : Comment 1 of 65ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 01-Jun-2003 13:05 GMT
A new version of AmigaDOS, they say. Is this something
else than the version by Thomas Richter? I thought the OS 3.9
was overly complicated. It should be cleaned up, and better
thought out.
CAM June Edition Released, AmigaOS 4.0 details uncovered! : Comment 2 of 65ANN.lu
Posted by Amon_Re on 01-Jun-2003 13:33 GMT
In reply to Comment 1 (Anonymous):
I want bash! I want bash! ;)

Cheers
CAM June Edition Released, AmigaOS 4.0 details uncovered! : Comment 3 of 65ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 01-Jun-2003 13:39 GMT
In reply to Comment 1 (Anonymous):
no, it's the BCPL-free etc. dos.library v50, not the shell...
CAM June Edition Released, AmigaOS 4.0 details uncovered! : Comment 4 of 65ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 01-Jun-2003 14:28 GMT
In reply to Comment 3 (Anonymous):
OK, thanks for clearing that up :)

I wonder if has good support for "*" (a la MS-DOS)
and ".." Unix for moving one step up the dir
structure. I mean, without that bad effects
CAM June Edition Released, AmigaOS 4.0 details uncovered! : Comment 5 of 65ANN.lu
Posted by CaptainFrank on 01-Jun-2003 14:34 GMT
In reply to Comment 4 (Anonymous):
> I wonder if has good support for "*" (a la MS-DOS)

You mean like "#?"?

> and ".." Unix for moving one step up the dir

You mean like "cd /" or just "/" on it`s own?

> structure. I mean, without that bad effects

What bad effects?


Regards,


Frank.
CAM June Edition Released, AmigaOS 4.0 details uncovered! : Comment 6 of 65ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 01-Jun-2003 15:34 GMT
In reply to Comment 5 (CaptainFrank):
@Cpt Frank:

Aha, maybe I should've read the OS manual :-(

so "cd /" or simply "/" equals "..", I will
have to try this out. Thanks!

/Newbie
CAM June Edition Released, AmigaOS 4.0 details uncovered! : Comment 7 of 65ANN.lu
Posted by Don Cox on 01-Jun-2003 15:56 GMT
In reply to Comment 6 (Anonymous):
Where have you been for the past 17 years?

This is all in the Amiga manuals.
CAM June Edition Released, AmigaOS 4.0 details uncovered! : Comment 8 of 65ANN.lu
Posted by CaptainFrank on 01-Jun-2003 16:33 GMT
In reply to Comment 6 (Anonymous):
@AnonymousNewbie :-)

> Aha, maybe I should've read the OS manual :-(

:) It`s alright, don`t worry about it.

> so "cd /" or simply "/" equals "..", I will
> have to try this out. Thanks!

Yes it does. If it helps in a shell windows type:

"ed s:shell-startup"

that should then load and open a window which should contain a version string and some "Alias" lines. Under one of these type:

Alias cd.. /
Alias del delete

Save the file, close ED. Close the shell you had open, then open another one.
You should now be able to type "cd.." to get to the parent directory, just like you do in MSDOS. You will also be able to delete things with the "del" command, also just like MSDOS.

Best Regards,


Frank.
CAM June Edition Released, AmigaOS 4.0 details uncovered! : Comment 9 of 65ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 01-Jun-2003 16:49 GMT
In reply to Comment 1 (Anonymous):
yep, that's why it took him 9 months to make the version that goes on OS4
CAM June Edition Released, AmigaOS 4.0 details uncovered! : Comment 10 of 65ANN.lu
Posted by Mayonaise on 01-Jun-2003 18:50 GMT
Getting CAM for free here for some reason :)
CAM June Edition Released, AmigaOS 4.0 details uncovered! : Comment 11 of 65ANN.lu
Posted by Raffaele on 01-Jun-2003 18:51 GMT
In reply to Comment 6 (Anonymous):
Mr. Anonymous wrote:


> Aha, maybe I should've read the OS manual :-(
>
>so "cd /" or simply "/" equals "..", I will
>have to try this out. Thanks!


Into Amiga simply you don't need "cd /" if you want...


From OS 2.0 version, you can call devices simply by typing their name or their logical name followed by ":"

Example type "HD0:" starting from any of its subdirectories

Geee... It is simple... Isn't it?

Just like in MS-DOS by typing "C:".

But into MS-DOS you can't reach root directory of C: by typing "C:" starting from any of its subdirectories...

You NEED to type "CD.."

AW! POOR LIDDLE MS-DOS!!!

:-\

Or for example try to name your Hard Disk "DonaldDuck"

or whatever name you prefer...

Then you can access it both by calling it "HD0: or DonaldDuck:

And if you prefer to use the name "C:"

as I STRONGLY THINK YOU ARE USING TO...

then you can ALIAS it "C:" and use this name in parallel with "HD0:" or "DonaldDuck:"

AAAMAZING ISN'T IT?

;-))))))))))

And then you can name your hardware device with as many names as you prefer,

Maybe without trolling with stupid questions

as long as I STRONGLY THINK (again) YOU USED TO DO IN THIS THREAD..

(Whoa! How suspicious I am)

by insinuing that Amiga has not support with wildcard characters...

and continuing trolling by hiding yourself as the poor newbie of the situation...


(But if you are not a troll -and a real newbie-, then forgive me)


Ciao,

Raffaele
CAM June Edition Released, AmigaOS 4.0 details uncovered! : Comment 12 of 65ANN.lu
Posted by mahen on 01-Jun-2003 19:18 GMT
In reply to Comment 11 (Raffaele):
MS/DOS is better because C: gives you the last directory accessed in the C drive; while C:\ gives the root directory of the C drive.

For instance :
C:\
cd Games
D:\
C:

(you're in C:\games)

I don't think it's possible with amigaDOS
CAM June Edition Released, AmigaOS 4.0 details uncovered! : Comment 13 of 65ANN.lu
Posted by Ray A. Akey on 01-Jun-2003 19:20 GMT
Seymore (Markku),

Please do not post your session identifier when you post a link.

P.S. Others, expecting to get a free CAM, this loophole is now closed. 8^P
CAM June Edition Released, AmigaOS 4.0 details uncovered! : Comment 14 of 65ANN.lu
Posted by Niclas A on 01-Jun-2003 19:48 GMT
Hi!

Just wanted to point out that the link to Club Amiga Monthly took me strait in without login in... It only worked a while though.. Very intresting reading :)
But i would call that a serious hole that should be fixed.

There are people that have paid to read that.

AmigaOS4 the way to go!
CAM June Edition Released, AmigaOS 4.0 details uncovered! : Comment 15 of 65ANN.lu
Posted by Niclas A on 01-Jun-2003 19:51 GMT
In reply to Comment 13 (Ray A. Akey):
Ahh it was already posted =)

Oh well it was nice reading as i said.
//Niclas
CAM June Edition Released, AmigaOS 4.0 details uncovered! : Comment 16 of 65ANN.lu
Posted by tinman on 01-Jun-2003 19:55 GMT
In reply to Comment 11 (Raffaele):
> But into MS-DOS you can't reach root directory of C: by
> typing "C:" starting from any of its subdirectories...

No, you can just type "cd \" which is the same length (or simpler, no need for shift) as "hd0:"
CAM June Edition Released, AmigaOS 4.0 details uncovered! : Comment 17 of 65ANN.lu
Posted by Raffaele on 01-Jun-2003 20:01 GMT
In reply to Comment 12 (mahen):
Mr. Mahen wrote:

>MS/DOS is better because C: gives you the last directory accessed in the C >drive; while C:\ gives the root directory of the C drive.
>
>For instance :
>C:\
>cd Games
>D:\
>C:
>
>(you're in C:\games)
>
>I don't think it's possible with amigaDOS

I know it... I want only to provoke the Anonymous to see if he/she/(it?) was a troll...
CAM June Edition Released, AmigaOS 4.0 details uncovered! : Comment 18 of 65ANN.lu
Posted by Alkis Tsapanidis on 01-Jun-2003 20:53 GMT
In reply to Comment 16 (tinman):
You can type "/"*n, where n, the depth you are currently, usually pressing it a few times is fine:)
CAM June Edition Released, AmigaOS 4.0 details uncovered! : Comment 19 of 65ANN.lu
Posted by tinman on 01-Jun-2003 21:27 GMT
In reply to Comment 18 (Alkis Tsapanidis):
What I wrote was about getting from a sub-directory to the root in MSDOS, but I didn't realise Raffaele was troll baiting :)

Anyway, can't you just type ":" into an Amiga cli to go to the root?
CAM June Edition Released, AmigaOS 4.0 details uncovered! : Comment 20 of 65ANN.lu
Posted by Leo. on 01-Jun-2003 21:30 GMT
In reply to Comment 11 (Raffaele):
"CD \" will go to the root...

Leo.
CAM June Edition Released, AmigaOS 4.0 details uncovered! : Comment 21 of 65ANN.lu
Posted by Alkis Tsapanidis on 01-Jun-2003 22:37 GMT
In reply to Comment 19 (tinman):
Nope, but you can just do a "//////////////". :-)
CAM June Edition Released, AmigaOS 4.0 details uncovered! : Comment 22 of 65ANN.lu
Posted by Nicolas Mendoza on 01-Jun-2003 22:56 GMT
Unbelieveable!! No "Amiga sucks", "we're all going to die", "my girlfriend left me" rants. Maybe they're all on summer/winter vacations?
CAM June Edition Released, AmigaOS 4.0 details uncovered! : Comment 23 of 65ANN.lu
Posted by 3seas on 01-Jun-2003 23:16 GMT
It's clearly a troll post and thread...

Simple logic. Or subscribers have to rely on notification via amiga message boards....

Sum of this thread...... some babeling about cding and a strip tease teaser.....

you'll get more action from a real strip bar.
CAM June Edition Released, AmigaOS 4.0 details uncovered! : Comment 24 of 65ANN.lu
Posted by Ben on 02-Jun-2003 04:27 GMT
In reply to Comment 13 (Ray A. Akey):
Whatever next? Free t-shirts for all?! :P
CAM June Edition Released, AmigaOS 4.0 details uncovered! : Comment 25 of 65ANN.lu
Posted by Ben on 02-Jun-2003 04:30 GMT
In reply to Comment 23 (3seas):
Yeah - lets not even mention using "tab" for command-line completion... :) (Or even the merits of \ vs / - hehe!)

MS-DOS and AmigaDOS both have their oddities - I tend to prefer the Amiga ones though! :)
CAM June Edition Released, AmigaOS 4.0 details uncovered! : Comment 26 of 65ANN.lu
Posted by Don Cox on 02-Jun-2003 05:31 GMT
In reply to Comment 14 (Niclas A):
"But i would call that a serious hole that should be fixed.

There are people that have paid to read that."

What should be fixed is the whole idea of charging money for advertising material.
CAM June Edition Released, AmigaOS 4.0 details uncovered! : Comment 27 of 65ANN.lu
Posted by Paul H on 02-Jun-2003 05:49 GMT
In reply to Comment 26 (Don Cox):
@Don

There is nothing wrong with charging for material. Many sites do it. If people are willing to pay for it I can't see it being a problem.
CAM June Edition Released, AmigaOS 4.0 details uncovered! : Comment 28 of 65ANN.lu
Posted by Don Cox on 02-Jun-2003 07:23 GMT
In reply to Comment 27 (Paul H):
If you have a product that you want to sell, it is crazy to prevent potential customers from reading about it.

There are no such restrictions on the Apple site. You can download even complete books of reference (similar to the RKM) for free.

Sites that charge are those like the Oxford Dictionary whose product is the online information itself.

My impression is that Amiga Inc don't care whether I buy an Amiga or not.
CAM June Edition Released, AmigaOS 4.0 details uncovered! : Comment 29 of 65ANN.lu
Posted by samface on 02-Jun-2003 07:40 GMT
In reply to Comment 27 (Paul H):
Well, his problem is that he wants it, but he wants it for free. The contradiction appears when he patronizingly refers to it as simple advertisment. There is journalistic as well as editiorial work behind it, there obviously is a demand for it, it makes perefect sense to take charge for it. If their intentions were to just advertise, I'm quite sure everyone would be able to access it without having to pay.
CAM June Edition Released, AmigaOS 4.0 details uncovered! : Comment 30 of 65ANN.lu
Posted by samface on 02-Jun-2003 07:41 GMT
In reply to Comment 28 (Don Cox):
I'm quite sure there is clubs for Mac users as well which also have their club magazine only available to members.
CAM June Edition Released, AmigaOS 4.0 details uncovered! : Comment 31 of 65ANN.lu
Posted by samface on 02-Jun-2003 07:58 GMT
In reply to Comment 28 (Don Cox):
BTW, care to tell me how far Apple has progressed on their next version of MacOSX? Have all planned features been implemented yet? Have they started beta testing yet?

This kind of information goes beyond the scope of "advertising" and is therefore information Amiga Inc. have decided to make available only for their true fans (i.e. club members).
CAM June Edition Released, AmigaOS 4.0 details uncovered! : Comment 32 of 65ANN.lu
Posted by Raffaele on 02-Jun-2003 08:01 GMT
In reply to Comment 19 (tinman):
Mr. Tinman wrote:


>I didn't realise Raffaele was troll baiting :)


Then read again what Anonymous stupidly asked,

what CaptainFrank kindly answered,

and then my first message...

You could figure it better...

I just want to know if the Anonymous was a troll or a newbie, but you and the others just ruined it all...
CAM June Edition Released, AmigaOS 4.0 details uncovered! : Comment 33 of 65ANN.lu
Posted by pVC on 02-Jun-2003 08:18 GMT
In reply to Comment 12 (mahen):
> For instance :
> C:\
> cd Games
> D:\
> C:
>
> (you're in C:\games)

Well.. not exactly like that, but pcd is quite close :)
Equivalent example:

23.Ram Disk:> work:
23.Work:> games
23.Work:games> pcd ram:
23.Ram Disk:> pcd
23.Work:games>


And as you see, you don't have to use cd command if you don't want, just type the directory's name ;)

And one example of amiga's cd command:

23.Work:games> cd hb#?
23.Work:games/HBMonopoly>

So, you don't have to type long or difficult dirnames always ;)

And of course you can use several / characters to move up..

23.Work:games/HBMonopoly> //
23.Work:>

I'd suggest that everyone reads the amigados manuals now :) Official and/or unofficial like this: http://www.nethkin.com/bmori/amiga/dos1.html
CAM June Edition Released, AmigaOS 4.0 details uncovered! : Comment 34 of 65ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 02-Jun-2003 08:25 GMT
In reply to Comment 31 (samface):
"BTW, care to tell me how far Apple has progressed on their next version of MacOSX?"

Certainly, Spamface.

MacOS X 10.2.6 was released (as a free update - none of this charging for minor updates a la AOS3.1 -> AOS3.5 -> AOS 3.9) a few weeks ago.

MacOS X 10.3 is coming along nicely, in beta. Watch for more news this month.
CAM June Edition Released, AmigaOS 4.0 details uncovered! : Comment 35 of 65ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 02-Jun-2003 08:42 GMT
In reply to Comment 34 (Anonymous):
Actually those 10.2.x updates pretty much equal boing bags.
The 10.2.6 was mainly a fix for OpenGL problems and USB glitches and didn't add much else if anything.

10.0 had to be paid for.
10.0.x = similar to boing bags
10.1 was available for a symbolic amount
10.1.x = similar to boing bags
10.2 was buyware.
10.2.x = similar to boing bags
10.3 will be buyware.

Notice a pattern here? - except the higher frequency of releases obviously..
Drop your trolling.
CAM June Edition Released, AmigaOS 4.0 details uncovered! : Comment 36 of 65ANN.lu
Posted by Ben on 02-Jun-2003 08:46 GMT
Favourite quote from the members corner in the June CAM:

-quote-
"Why did you join the club:
I wanted to show my dedicated support for the production of the AmigaOne and get a free t-shirt to boot."
-endquote-

How did that get in there?! ;)
CAM June Edition Released, AmigaOS 4.0 details uncovered! : Comment 37 of 65ANN.lu
Posted by CY on 02-Jun-2003 09:41 GMT
In reply to Comment 21 (Alkis Tsapanidis):
Erm, yes you can: a single colon will CD to the root of the current drive.
CAM June Edition Released, AmigaOS 4.0 details uncovered! : Comment 38 of 65ANN.lu
Posted by samface on 02-Jun-2003 09:47 GMT
In reply to Comment 34 (Anonymous):
That is hardly as detailed as the CAM. C'mon, give me details. "Coming along nicely" is hardly something as I would refer to as detailed information.
CAM June Edition Released, AmigaOS 4.0 details uncovered! : Comment 39 of 65ANN.lu
Posted by T_Bone on 02-Jun-2003 09:53 GMT
In reply to Comment 12 (mahen):
MS/DOS is better because C: gives you the last directory accessed in the C drive; while C:\ gives the root directory of the C drive.

> For instance :
> C:\
> cd Games
> D:\
> C:
> (you're in C:\games)
> I don't think it's possible with amigaDOS

Check out the "PCD" command.

PCD
Like the CD command, the PCD script changes the current directory. However, PCD also remembers the directory from which you are changing, so you can return to it without entering the entire path. Each Shell has an independent PCD memory.

The first time you use PCD in a given Shell, you must give it the path to a directory. When entered with this path argument, PCD has the same effect as CD, changing to the named directory, but it also stores the path to the directory from which you changed. You can then change the current directory by the usual methods. To return to the initial directory, enter PCD alone. For example:

1.System:> PCD Work:Paint/24bit
1.Work:Paint/24bit> PCD
1.System:>

Subsequent invocations of PCD switch to the directory in which you last used PCD:

1.System:> PCD
1.Work:Paint/24bit> /
1.Work:Paint> PCD
1.System:>

PCD use the assign list to store the remembered directory. When you use PCD, the list contains the assignment from<n>, where <n> is the Shell number. Using PCD with no argument before establishing the first from directory produces an error requester.
CAM June Edition Released, AmigaOS 4.0 details uncovered! : Comment 40 of 65ANN.lu
Posted by DaveP on 02-Jun-2003 10:19 GMT
In reply to Comment 39 (T_Bone):
KornShell, Bash and probably C-Shell allow you to do this ( disclaimer: at least on my boxes! ):

/usr/local/bin $ cd $HOME
/u/me $ cd -
/usr/local/bin $ cd -
/u/me $ cd /usr/local
/usr/local $ cd - 2
/usr/local/bin $

Neat eh?

Dave.
CAM June Edition Released, AmigaOS 4.0 details uncovered! : Comment 41 of 65ANN.lu
Posted by samface on 02-Jun-2003 10:19 GMT
In reply to Comment 39 (T_Bone):
Well, the up arrow key does the job for me if I want to repeat any action in shell such as accessing a previously accessed location. Most oftenly that means less key pressing than typing the name of the device.
CAM June Edition Released, AmigaOS 4.0 details uncovered! : Comment 42 of 65ANN.lu
Posted by DaveP on 02-Jun-2003 10:27 GMT
In reply to Comment 41 (samface):
Id say most infrequently actually. Most directories are navigated relatively, if you always navigate your directories absolutely then I think youd have a point. But then thats more typing in the first place....
CAM June Edition Released, AmigaOS 4.0 details uncovered! : Comment 43 of 65ANN.lu
Posted by pVC on 02-Jun-2003 11:04 GMT
In reply to Comment 41 (samface):
And especially the shift-up key combination. You can enter some characters of the command and then it finds previous commands which begin with same chars. I wonder if any unix-shell has similar option.. it would be very handy with unix-style command history (saves them to disk).
CAM June Edition Released, AmigaOS 4.0 details uncovered! : Comment 44 of 65ANN.lu
Posted by DaveP on 02-Jun-2003 11:30 GMT
In reply to Comment 43 (pVC):
AIX and z/OS USS:

$ wibble "my wobble"
DONE wibbling my wobble!
$ r w
DONE wibbling my wobble!
$ r wib
DONE wibbling my wobble!
$ r r
DONE wibbling my wobble!
CAM June Edition Released, AmigaOS 4.0 details uncovered! : Comment 45 of 65ANN.lu
Posted by samface on 02-Jun-2003 11:38 GMT
In reply to Comment 42 (DaveP):
Not if you use tab completion =)
CAM June Edition Released, AmigaOS 4.0 details uncovered! : Comment 46 of 65ANN.lu
Posted by Peter Gordon on 02-Jun-2003 11:46 GMT
In reply to Comment 21 (Alkis Tsapanidis):
Huh? ":" on its own is the AmigaOS symbol for the root directory. I don't have an Amiga here, but IIRC, just typing : gets you to the root, meaning that the original poster should be right.
CAM June Edition Released, AmigaOS 4.0 details uncovered! : Comment 47 of 65ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 02-Jun-2003 11:59 GMT
In reply to Comment 38 (samface):
Sorry Spamface, MacOS X 10.3 is not yet widely available enough for you to pirate it.

Nor is AOS4.0.

I will be sure to let you know when they are both sufficiently close to release that you will be able to find pirate copies, fear not.
CAM June Edition Released, AmigaOS 4.0 details uncovered! : Comment 48 of 65ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 02-Jun-2003 12:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 35 (Anonymous):
" Notice a pattern here?"

Yup.

Since McEwen lied about OS4.0 being on schedule and rockin', there have been multiple updates to MacOS X, both major new releases, and minor increments. Whereas there has been NOTHING at all from Amiga et al re AmigaOS.

Your point?
CAM June Edition Released, AmigaOS 4.0 details uncovered! : Comment 49 of 65ANN.lu
Posted by Kjetil on 02-Jun-2003 12:29 GMT
In reply to Comment 48 (Anonymous):
/*
Since McEwen lied about OS4.0 being on schedule and rockin', there have been multiple updates to MacOS X, both major new releases, and minor increments. Whereas there has been NOTHING at all from Amiga et al re AmigaOS.
*/

http://os.amiga.com/3.9/
http://www.amiga.com/ftp35/index.shtml

Well it depends on what period of time you are taking about, normal that updates are stopped when development of new version starts, only on extremes there will be security fixes and bug fixes, all of this work should fixed in the beta stages be fore the release, leas updated the better the OS :OD
CAM June Edition Released, AmigaOS 4.0 details uncovered! : Comment 50 of 65ANN.lu
Posted by Kjetil on 02-Jun-2003 12:33 GMT
In reply to Comment 48 (Anonymous):
/*
Since McEwen lied about OS4.0 being on schedule and rockin', there have been multiple updates to MacOS X, both major new releases, and minor increments. Whereas there has been NOTHING at all from Amiga et al re AmigaOS.
*/

http://os.amiga.com/3.9/
http://www.amiga.com/ftp35/index.shtml

Well it depends on what period of time you are taking about, its normal that updates are stopped when development of new version starts, only on extremes there will be security fixes and bug fixes in that period of time, all of this work should be fixed in the beta stages before the release. NO bug fixes the better the OS

:OD
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