I thought of a very useful utility that maybe one of the Double-Click
programming masters can create - a Background formatter. What do I
mean by this? Well, there is an IBM program I found at msdos.archive
called CNFMT106 that is a TSR program. When a chosen hot-key is
pressed, a "format?" menu pops up - after you choose the format
you want (5.25, 3.5, 720k, etc) it begins formatting and drops you
back to DOS until it is done. When it is done, you can have
a window pop up telling you so. The nice thing about this kind
of a program is that you don't spend the entire day watching the
computer format disks -- the IBM version for example worked fine
behind Word Perfect, etc. Although the IBM version doesn't seem
to work under PC-ditto, not did it seem to work under the Supercharger
(maybe it has something to do directly with the drive?).
Anyways, hopefully an ST version is possible (sure would save
alot of time). Best bet would be to try the IBM version, and
work from there.
Well, that ought to keep minds frying for awhile....