Z88 Developers' Notes
Contents   Contents of System Calls

OS_Mv, move bytes between stream and memory

RST 20H, DEFB $45


     BC = number of bytes to move (0 = indicates no data)
     IX = handle of file (or device)
     DE = 0, move data from memory, starting at (HL), to the file
     HL = 0, move data from the file to memory, starting at (DE)
OUT, if call (perhaps partially) successful:
     Fc = 0
     BC = number of bytes not 'moved'
     DE(in) = 0, HL points to next byte to read
     HL(in) = 0, DE points to next byte to write
OUT, if call failed:
     Fc = 1
     A = error code:
          RC_EOF ($09), end of file reached at some stage
          RC_HAND ($08), bad handle supplied in IX
          RC_RP ($13), device is read-protected, eg. :OUT.0
          RC_ESC ($01), escape, if device :COM.0, :PRT.0, or :INP.0
          RC_SUSP ($69), suspension if device is :COM.0, :PRT.0 or :INP.0
          RC_DRAW ($66), redraw screen, if device is :INP.0
          RC_QUIT ($67), kill request, if device is :INP.0
Registers changed after return:
     ......../IXIY same
     AFBCDEHL/.... different
If both HL and DE are zero or they are both non-zero then the operation of this call is undefined.
OS_Mv on files previously opened with GN_Opf, OP_UP that are less or equal to 63 bytes length: Issuing a GN_Cl (close file) just after a OS_Mv, the file contents will be truncated into rubbish from the current file pointer and onwards (to the end of the file).

Related calls:
GN_Cl, close file
GN_Del, delete a file from memory
GN_Opf, open file/resource (wildcard search)
GN_Ren, rename file
OS_Cl, internal close (OZ usage)
OS_Del, file delete (internal OZ usage)
OS_Frm, file read miscellaneous
OS_Fwm, file write miscellaneous
OS_Gb, get byte from file (or device)
OS_Gbt, get byte from file (or device) with timeout
OS_Op, internal open (OZ usage)
OS_Pb, write byte to file, device
OS_Pbt, write byte to file, device with timeout
OS_Ren, file rename (internal OZ usage)