THOR XVI, ST/QL, Hard disk driver, SMSQ/E for Atari and QXL / QPC
As with FLP_USE this allows you to assign another three letter description to the WIN device driver, so that it can be accessed by programs which do not allow you to alter their devices. If no device is specified, then the device name is returned to the default win.
will ensure that any further attempt to access mdv1_ will actually access win1_. If you later use the command:
then you will once again be able to use the microdrives as well as win1_.
The QL’s operating system tests for directory device drivers in a fixed order: DEV, FLP, RAM, WIN and MDV. This means that if you rename a driver to three letters which refer to a device driver earlier in the list, that original device driver will be used in preference. For example:
will not work (attempts to read a file from flp1_ will still try to read floppy disk drive number one) - you will need to also rename the floppy disk driver: