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Hi, I'm Gene heskett, and I redid or wrote from scratch, several of the os9/nitros9 utilities.
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Gene Heskett redid or wrote several of the OS-9/NitrOS-9 utilities from scratch.
  
 
*Gsort, for sorting directories alphabeticly. a re-write with improved housekeeping.  Get it from RTSI
 
*Gsort, for sorting directories alphabeticly. a re-write with improved housekeeping.  Get it from RTSI
 
*Printform, a print formatter for text that worked fairly well, a re-write with lots of new bells and whistles.
 
*Printform, a print formatter for text that worked fairly well, a re-write with lots of new bells and whistles.
I think thats on RTSI too.
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On RTSI too.
*Cprep19, a replacement for the MicroWare c.prep, first offered by Mathew Thompson, and extended enough that it could handle c src files in excess of 32k in size without handling errors.  As usual, on RTSI.
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*Cprep19, a replacement for the Microware c.prep, first offered by Mathew Thompson, and extended enough that it could handle c src files in excess of 32k in size without handling errors.  As usual, on RTSI.
*vfy, a from scratch effort, intended to mimic an osk utility, but ended up being far more capable in terms of what it could do to an executable file.  Mark IIRC, once referred to it as a swiss army knife for object code modules.  Also available from RTSI
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*vfy, a from scratch effort, intended to mimic an OSK utility, but ended up being far more capable in terms of what it could do to an executable file.  Mark Marlette once referred to it as a swiss army knife for object code modules.  Also available from RTSI.
*Os9/nitros9 was a very educational operating system.  I even did a couple of releases of the rbf.mn for nitros9, one of which inadvertantly contained a bomb that would wipe out the filesystem.  But that was fixed in later patches.
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*OS-9/NitrOS-9 was a very educational operating system.  Gene even did a couple of releases of the rbf.mn for nitros9, one of which inadvertantly contained a bomb that would wipe out the filesystem.  But that was fixed in later patches.
 
 
 
<NOTE: Here's a quote from the source to rbf.asm referring to Gene's contribution:
 
<NOTE: Here's a quote from the source to rbf.asm referring to Gene's contribution:
 
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Gene Heskett's STUPID "LDA #$01, STA $00FF,u" CRAP went here. DAMN DAMN DAMN
* Gene Heskett's STUPID "LDA #$01, STA $00FF,u" CRAP went here. DAMN DAMN DAMN
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He's NEVER getting the RBF source again!
* He's NEVER getting the RBF source again!
 
 
 
 
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There are other utils I cleaned up too, like cron.  So if you need a unix like cron for os9, there is a working version of that on RTSI I believe.
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There are other utilities Gene cleaned up too, like cron.  If you need a UNIX-like cron for OS-9, there is a working version of that on RTSI.
  
I no longer run a coco for daily use, running linux now, but I still have the coco3, operational, that I did all that on.
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Gene no longer runs a CoCo for daily use, as he is running Linux now, but he still has the same CoCo 3 operational on which he did all that work on.
  
Email to: g e n e . h e s k e t t AT v e r i z o n . n e t
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You can email Gene at: gene.heskett@verizon.net

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Gene Heskett redid or wrote several of the OS-9/NitrOS-9 utilities from scratch.

  • Gsort, for sorting directories alphabeticly. a re-write with improved housekeeping. Get it from RTSI
  • Printform, a print formatter for text that worked fairly well, a re-write with lots of new bells and whistles.

On RTSI too.

  • Cprep19, a replacement for the Microware c.prep, first offered by Mathew Thompson, and extended enough that it could handle c src files in excess of 32k in size without handling errors. As usual, on RTSI.
  • vfy, a from scratch effort, intended to mimic an OSK utility, but ended up being far more capable in terms of what it could do to an executable file. Mark Marlette once referred to it as a swiss army knife for object code modules. Also available from RTSI.
  • OS-9/NitrOS-9 was a very educational operating system. Gene even did a couple of releases of the rbf.mn for nitros9, one of which inadvertantly contained a bomb that would wipe out the filesystem. But that was fixed in later patches.

<NOTE: Here's a quote from the source to rbf.asm referring to Gene's contribution: Gene Heskett's STUPID "LDA #$01, STA $00FF,u" CRAP went here. DAMN DAMN DAMN He's NEVER getting the RBF source again! END NOTE>

There are other utilities Gene cleaned up too, like cron. If you need a UNIX-like cron for OS-9, there is a working version of that on RTSI.

Gene no longer runs a CoCo for daily use, as he is running Linux now, but he still has the same CoCo 3 operational on which he did all that work on.

You can email Gene at: gene.heskett@verizon.net