[TUHS] Installing a large set of files into v6 from a modern host
random832 at fastmail.com
Fri Dec 4 15:27:03 AEST 2015
A couple more options occurred to me after I posted.
On 2015-12-04, Will Senn wrote:
> 1. a utility on the host that is capable of copying a directory and its
> contents, recursively, onto a blank magtape/dectape/rk image that is
> then readable in the v6 environment
Maybe run tp in apout? Actually, V7 through 4.4BSD has a tp that is
written in C. Maybe see if you can get it to compile on a modern system.
> 4. some kind of directory transfer utility that works over telnet that
> can be executed from a FreeBSD or Mac OS X host and that can be executed
> on the v6 system as well.
Well, you could try to make one using rcp as a starting point.
Or send a shar to the terminal to be executed by an interactive shell.
(I make no claims about how well typical shar archivers work with the v6
shell and utilities; you might have to write one.)
> 5. a utility capable of creating an empty magtape/dectape/rk image and
> another capable of making a filesystem on the image and another of
> populating the image (analogous to fdisk rkimage; mkfs rkimage; rkcopy
> dir rkimage)
AncientFS is read-only, but adding write capability might be an
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