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Date: Sun, 14 Dec 1997 09:28:51 -0800 (PST)
Message-Id: <199712141728.JAA17117@adit.ap.net>
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To: Eli Zaretskii <eliz AT is DOT elta DOT co DOT il>, Gertjan Klein <gklein AT xs4all DOT nl>
From: Nate Eldredge <eldredge AT ap DOT net>
Subject: Re: Libc reference in HTML?
Cc: djgpp AT delorie DOT com

At 12:33  12/14/1997 +0200, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
>>   Is the libc reference available in HTML somewhere for downloading? (I
>> have found an online reference, but here in Europe we pay per minute for
>> phone connections, and I'd rather have the docs on my HD).
>
>I'm not aware of a place that offers libc docs in HTML format
>available for ftp.
But this question seems to come up fairly often. Isn't there a tool which
turns texinfo into HTML? How does DJ do it for the web site? The libc manual
does exist as one big texinfo file at one stage in its life; couldn't this
tool be run on that and the result made available for mass consumption?
>
>>   While I'm here - I'm thinking of an application where I have to use
>> the DOS interrupts 0x25 and 0x26.  These read and write harddisk
>> sectors.  As far as I could tell, they are not directly supported.  What
>> should I do to call these interrupts?
>
It's true they aren't emulated by int86, but __dpmi_int can be used. Read
FAQ sections 18.1 and 18.2 which explain how to pass data to real-mode
interrupt functions.


Nate Eldredge
eldredge AT ap DOT net



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