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CP/M Primer

CP/M primer (Paperback)
by Stephen M Murtha (Author)
Paperback: 92 pages
Publisher: H.W. Sams; 1st edition (1980)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0672217910
ISBN-13: 978-0672217913

'CP/M, which stands for Control Program for Microcomputers, is a very popular disk operating system for the 8080, 8085, and Z80 microcomputers. This book has been written to help to get you quickly into using and working with CP/M.'

Table of Contents Chapter 1 Introduction to CP/M 7
What Is an Operating System? -- The History of CP/M -- What Is an Microcomputer? -- Why CP/M Is so Popular -- What Is the Future for CP/M? 
Chapter 2 A CP/M Microcomputer: Hardware and Software Concepts 15
Central Processing Unit (CPU) -- Memory -- Input/Output -- Logical and Physical I/O -- Machine Language -- Assembly Language -- High Level Languages -- Application Programs -- Futher Reading 
Chapter 3 Starting Up and First Using a CP/M System 21
Booting a CP/M System -- CP/M Memory Usage and Organization -- CP/M Files -- Resident Commands -- Transient Commands (Utilities) 
Chapter 4 System Initialization: FORMAT, SYSGEN, and MOVCPM 33
How Information Is Stored on a Diskette -- Copying a CP/M System -- Modifying a CP/M System Image -- Trying Out Your New CP/M Diskettes 
Chapter 5 Stat and Pip 39
STAT Overview -- STAT and Disk Files -- I/O Devices and STAT: Specialized Uses -- PIP Overview -- Other PIP Features 
Chapter 6 ED the CP/M Editor 45
Initiating ED -- ED Operation -- Basic Editing Commands -- Advanced Editing Features -- ED Error Conditions -- One Final Note 
Chapter 7 ASM: The CP/M Assember 53
Introduction -- About ASM, the CP/M Assembler -- 8080 Architechture -- Program Format -- Arithmetic and Logical Operators -- Assembler Directives -- A Sample Session 
Chapter 8 DDT: The CP/M Dynamic Debugging Tool 63
The Parts of DDT -- DDT Commands -- Loading a File -- Program Display and Modification -- Tracing Program Execution -- A Sample DDT Session -- Saving Your Program 
Appendix A The Internal Structure of CP/M 75
Generalized System Call -- Basic I/O System Calls -- Disk I/O System Calls 
Appendix B CP/M Compatible Software 81
Appendix C CP/M Reference 87


ISBN : 0895880482

Publisher : Howard w sams

Author : Stephen M Murtha

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