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7.8 flash

flash is a demo program. It flashes the drive LED. flash works with 1541, 1570 or 1571 drives. A 1581 drive is not supported.

For Linux, flash is not installed automatically. You have to compile it yourself (found in demo/flash/) if you want to use it. For Windows, it is part of the binary distribution.

flash usage

Synopsis: flash [device]

The optional parameter device is the device number of the drive which should flash its LED. If not specified, flash utilizes drive 8.

flash Example

Let the drive LED flash on drive 10:


cbmctrl lock
flash 10
cbmctrl unlock


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