Mar 052015
 

Miguel I. Garcia Lopez released the first version of his Unix-like shell for CP/M systems with Z80 CPU called SamaruX. Of course it features standard functionalities like redirecting the output of stdin / stdout, piping, environment variables, batch processing and much more. It was written with MESCC, a Small-C compiler for CP/M. If you are still using CP/M on your Amstrad CPC and want to test it, you can get the latest version of SamaruX, its source code and the MESCC compiler from the Floppy Software homepage. You can discuss about it in the CPCWiki forums.

Some features:

  • Redirection of stdin and stdout with > and <
  • Piping with |
  • Environment with variables $TERM, $USER, etc.
  • Command line history
  • Profiling for environment customization
  • Command aliasing
  • Batch processing with flow control and arguments passing
  • Complete on-line manual
  • Prompt customization
  • Built-in commands: cp, rm, mv, man, cat, more, grep…

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