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Short:        Handler for accessing memory as a file
Author:       Fredrik Wikstrom
Uploader:     Fredrik Wikstrom <fredrik a500 org>
Type:         disk/misc
Version:      52.2
Architecture: ppc-amigaos
Download:     handlers/mem-handler.lha

This handler works more or less the same as Peter Corlett's MEM-Handler on

It can be useful when programming, f.e. when you might have some data in memory
and for some reason you need to be able to access it as a file but do not want
to create a temporary file on disk or in "T:".


1. Drag'n'drop MEM into DEVS:DOSDrivers
2. Copy MEM-Handler to L:



LENGTH/A - size of the file to create
BASE - base address of memory for file (if not provided, MEM-Handler will
allocate MEMF_PRIVATE|MEMF_CLEAR memory using AllocVec)
RO=READONLY/S - if this is used the created file will be write protected

LENGTH and BASE can be in either decimal (no prefix), octal (beginning with
"0") or hexadecimal (beginning with "0x" or "$") number system.

Example (can cause DSIs, don't run!):

Read 13 bytes beginning at address 0x590eb038 to the file "RAM:test.bin":
copy MEM:13/0x590eb038 RAM:test.bin


52.2 (22-Sep-2010)
 - Added support for ACTION_SHUTDOWN and ACTION_GET_DISK_FSSM packets

52.1 (26-Jun-2009)
 - First released version
Copyright © 2024 Fredrik Wikström (fredrik at a500 dot org)