raw2hdf

raw2hdf(1)                         Emulators                        raw2hdf(1)



NAME
       raw2hdf — Create an .hdf hard disk image from a raw data file

SYNOPSIS
       raw2hdf [OPTION] rawfile hdffile

DESCRIPTION
       raw2hdf converts a binary dump of a hard disk's data into an IDE disk
       image in .hdf format for use with Sinclair ZX Spectrum emulators.

OPTIONS
       -v version
              specifies the version of .hdf image to be created. Valid values
              are `1.0' for a version 1.0 file and `1.1' for a version 1.1
              file. Defaults to creating version 1.1 files.


       -h, --help
              give brief usage help, listing available options.

       -V, --version
              output version information.  rawfile specifies a raw data file
              (or block device corresponding to an actual disk) to be
              converted.

       hdffile
              specifies the .hdf file to create.

NOTES
       Since raw2hdf has no knowledge of the geometry of the disk from which
       the original image was taken (indeed, the input file need not originate
       from a real IDE disk at all), there is no guarantee that the
       information contained in the .hdf file header accurately represents the
       original disk. However, it will attempt to construct a header that is
       consistent with the size of the image, to produce an .hdf file which is
       functionally equivalent.

BUGS
       None known.

SEE ALSO
       fuse(1), fuse-utils(1), libspectrum(3)

       The .hdf format specification, at
       http://www.zxshed.co.uk/sinclairfaq/index.php5?title=HDF_format.

       The comp.sys.sinclair Spectrum FAQ, at
       http://www.worldofspectrum.org/faq/index.html.

AUTHOR
       Matthew Westcott (matthew@west.co.tt).



Version 1.4.3                   1st July, 2018                      raw2hdf(1)