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 Index
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