|Developer||Payton Byrd, Greg King|
|Platform||VC-20, C64, C128, Plus/4, PET/CBM|
|Information||Freeware, Dokumentation Vladimir Jankovic|
- Copy files individually or in batches
- Delete files individually or in batches
- Rename individual files
- Create disk images (D64, D71, D81) from disks
- Write disk images to disks.
- View text files
Generally, with CBM-Command the keys
The keys to change the active window (left/right).
The key is used to mark and select files. Selection will be used for batch operations as copying, renaming or deleting files.
The 8 important program commands can be seen in the last row of the screen.
In the first row of the screen shows the actual selected file with its filename and needed blocks.
In the last row of the window you see the actual drive number (left) and the free blocks of a directory (right).
You can use all keys for entering texts into an input window.
Security queries or starting operation(s) will be started with the key or canceled with the keys or ( ).
A selected file (PRG and SEQ ) can be opened with the key combination + in the built-in text viewer.
Shortcuts and hotkeys
Commands for changing the window:
- - change drive at left window
- - re-read drive at left window
- + change drive at right window
- + re-read drive at right window
In the last row of the screen, you see these commands permanently:
- / HLP - Help, open the program help in the text viewer
- / QUIT - exit the CBM-Command after a security query
- / DRV - Drive change
- / REF - Refresh the actual disk drive or directory
- / CPY - Copy the selected or marked file(s)
- / REN - Rename the selected file
- / MDR - Make Dir, create a sub-directory (only useable at the right DOS-System / disk drives)
- / DEL - Delete the selected or marked file(s)
- - mark or unselect a file
- - mark all files
- - unselect all files
- - next directory page
- - last directory page
- - jump to the end of a directory (last file)
- + - jump to the start of a directory (first file)
- + - open a sub-directory or disk image
- + - close a sub-directory or disk image
- - - write a disk image
- - create a disk image
- - copy a completet disk (it works only with real disk drives with 2 devices)
- - input a DOS-command, for example N:TEST,99 for formatting a disk.
- + - Go to 64 (only on C128)
- + - open a selected text file in the text viewer
- / / - Stop, cancel or change to the main program
Configuration and customizing
The CBM-Command Configuration Manager is loaded on a C64 with
In the manager the user can change the colours (key to with a colour palette), the hotkeys and the standard disk drive (disk drive number; (key left drive right drive). The function keys cannot be modified !
The customize changes will be permanent after saving with the key !
In the row at the bottom you see the follow commands:
- QUIT - exit the CBM-Command Configuration Manager
- SAVE - costumize changes in the config file
- KEYS - change the hotkey commands
The hotkeys can be changed:
- Start the hotkey manager with
- Select a command with the cursor keys and hit .
- A window appears and you see the current hotkey for this command in hexadecimal code and as sign.
- Press a new key or key combination (it will show under new) and hit the key .
- Commodore 64 - standard version with 40-column display
- Commodore VIC-20 with 32K expansion - basic version with 22-column display and one window
- Commodore 128 - visually enhanced version with 80-column display and use the full clock frequency of 2 MHz for faster operations.
- Commodore Plus/4 - this version is nearly identical to the C64 version, but it uses the full 121-color palette of the Plus/4
- Commodore PET
- Commodore Free Editorial issue 44, September 2010
- Download of CBM-Command (D64) at cbmcommand.codeplex.com (Official Project Website)
- documentation (Official Project Website)
- CBM-Command Facebook group
- Google group of CBM-Command
- Video at YouTube Video tutorial at youtube
- Github repository (migration from Codeplex)