There are a number of ways that Eazylink can translate files whilst the file is being transferred from the Z88. These are:-
- Auto CR to CR/LF for DOS and Windows
- ISO LATIN 1 and IBM codepage 865 (Scandinavian)
- with a User defined Translation Table
A text file viewer is included to enable a quick look at files from the Backup Device.
Also included is the ability to view PipeDream files in "PipeView," a shareware Windows program from Dennis Gröning and a utility which loads or view files straight into the PC PipeDream DOS program.
Backup Device (Z88 to BD to PC)
Eazylink stores all the Z88 files on the PC in a simple database
Two windows are displayed. One is the Source and the other is the Destination Device.
A mirror image of your Z88's file and directory structure is created allowing files to fetched from the database when required.
Additional mirror images may be copied, by using different database filenames, allowing different backup versions or backups from different Z88s to be retained.
Restoring of files from the Backup Device re-installs original Z88 Date stamps on up-loaded files. Directories are automatically created by the EazyLink ROM on the Z88 in the RAM filing system. 12 character file names are now supported (unlike PC Link II which only supported the DOS format of 8.3).
Reorganising Files in the Backup Device
Using the Commands with the Source and Destination windows, files may be reorganised into different directories within the Backup Device itself. This powerful facility allows the Z88 user to organise files without using the Z88 for the first time. Combined with the Viewer, old files may be deleted or moved to different directories, clearing more space for new files to be created.
In any of these devices, all devices and directories are displayed and managed using the familiar File Explorer Interface of Windows.
EazyLink has been provided with comprehensive on-line help (both as functional reference and context-sensitive help topics).