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Elite on the BBC Micro

Save and load: DELT

[BBC Micro disc version, Docked]

Name: DELT [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Save and load Summary: Catalogue a disc, ask for a filename to delete, and delete the file
Context: See this subroutine in context in the source code Variations: See code variations for this subroutine in the different versions References: This subroutine is called as follows: * SVE calls DELT * CATS calls entry point DELT-1

This routine asks for a disc drive number, and if it is a valid number (0-3) it displays a catalogue of the disc in that drive. It then asks for a filename to delete, updates the OS command at DELI so that when that command is run, it deletes the correct file, and then it does the deletion. Other entry points: DELT-1 Contains an RTS
.DELT JSR CATS \ Call CATS to ask for a drive number (or a directory \ name on the Master Compact) and catalogue that disc \ or directory BCS SVE \ If the C flag is set then an invalid drive number was \ entered as part of the catalogue process, so jump to \ SVE to display the disc access menu LDA CTLI+1 \ The call to CATS above put the drive number into STA DELI+4 \ CTLI+1, so copy the drive number into DELI+4 so that \ the drive number in the "DE.:0.E.1234567" string \ gets updated (i.e. the number after the colon) LDA #9 \ Print extended token 9 ("{clear bottom of screen}FILE JSR DETOK \ TO DELETE?") JSR MT26 \ Call MT26 to fetch a line of text from the keyboard \ to INWK+5, with the text length in Y TYA \ If no text was entered (Y = 0) then jump to SVE to BEQ SVE \ display the disc access menu \ We now copy the entered filename from INWK to DELI, so \ that it overwrites the filename part of the string, \ i.e. the "E.1234567" part of "DE.:0.E.1234567" LDX #9 \ Set up a counter in X to count from 9 to 1, so that we \ copy the string starting at INWK+4+1 (i.e. INWK+5) to \ DELI+5+1 (i.e. DELI+6 onwards, or "E.1234567") .DELL1 LDA INWK+4,X \ Copy the X-th byte of INWK+4 to the X-th byte of STA DELI+5,X \ DELI+5 DEX \ Decrement the loop counter BNE DELL1 \ Loop back to DELL1 to copy the next character until we \ have copied the whole filename LDX #LO(DELI) \ Set (Y X) to point to the OS command at DELI, which LDY #HI(DELI) \ contains the DFS command for deleting this file JSR OSCLI \ Call OSCLI to execute the OS command at (Y X), which \ catalogues the disc JMP SVE \ Jump to SVE to display the disc access menu and return \ from the subroutine using a tail call