File Requester

The file requester maintains a central position within GoDot. Using it you can address all kinds of storage media (all floppy drives and all supported RAM extensions). All in all five main screen gadgets lead directly to this place: all those captioned "Load" or rather "Save", and gadget "Inst" in window "Image Operators". Each of these gadgets utilizes the file requester in its own way, since the directory window will exclusively display those files that match the calling gadget. All others will be filtered off. You recognize the files to be displayed by looking at the small window quite in the lower right of the file requester screen:

* all files that could be graphics files are displayed File Requester
LDR.* only loader modules are displayed
SVR.* only saver modules
MOD.* only image processing modules or system modules

The respective preset drive (INI file) will immediately be displayed when loading or saving, all other calls of the file requester will first display the contents of the system drive (which normally is the boot drive; see also RAM extensions). You can at any time address another drive by clicking into the units gadget.

The units gadget shows drives that currently are available. If there's no drive type indication behind the drive number there will be no drive of this address on the serial bus. If you even though click that drive number, the message "Off." will ensue in the status gadget (at the very bottom of the requester), and GoDot will automatically choose the previuos setting, or unit "RAM" which in no case will lead to problems.

If the directory window shouldn't be able to display all existing files (16 fit into it), you can browse the respective direction by making use of the two little arrow gadgets to the right of the window. Finally you choose a file by clicking the name of the file once. Thereafter the name will appear in the input gadget below the directory. Releasing the "Load" gadget will then load the file which will be accompanied by a gauge bar in the status gadget (but not when installing a module). To immediately start the loading procedure you can as well doubleclick the file name.

If you manually want to specify a file name, you click into the input gadget. When loading you can abbreviate file names by an asterisk.

A click into the status gadget will produce the respective error message of the current drive.

Files will be deleted by clicking their names and then releasing the "Delete" gadget. Even hereby the asterisk will work as a joker. Caution: A single asterisk will delete all files of the given filter type!

GoDot can't handle GEOS file names that were inputted as lower case letters. Whereas GEOS upper case letters will work.


Arndt Dettke

Copyright © 1997, Arndt Dettke, Last Updated - 07/30/97