LDCOPY (OS/2 device driver for copying files)

Release date: 
Friday, 21 October, 2016



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LDCOPY is a simple OS/2 driver for copying files while CONFIG.SYS is being processed. There are various reasons why you might want to do this; for example, copying different versions of a file into a known place. Used in conjunction with the facility for alternate CONFIG.SYS files, it can be a useful tool.

Call the driver multiple times if you want to copy more than one file.

The driver unloads after doing its job, so there is no permanent use of memory.

The package includes the following:

  • The LDCOPY.SYS driver file
  • The associated LDCOPY.DOC documentation file
  • Source code
This software is distributed as compressed package. You have to download and manually install it; if prerequisites are required, you will have to manually install them too.

Manual installation

Program is distributed as ZIP package: download to temporary directory and unpack to destination folder. See below for download link(s).

To use the driver, place it in a directory of your choice (e.g. C:\OS2), and add a DEVICE statement to the CONFIG.SYS file, e.g.:

DEVICE=C:\OS2\LDCOPY.SYS sourcefile destinationfile

where 'sourcefile' specifies the name of the file to be copied, and 'destinationfile' specifies the place to which it is to be copied. Both filenames must be fully qualified (i.e. include drive and pathname). One limitation is that filenames which include spaces are not supported. Any existing 'destinationfile' is overwritten.

For more details, download the program and read the associated documentation.

Following ones are the download links for manual installation:

LDCOPY (OS/2 device driver for copying files) v. 1.1 (21/10/2016, Robert D Eager) Readme/What's new
Now released under the BSD 3-Clause license.
Record updated last time on: 01/07/2018 - 07:24

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