Brutal Deluxe Releases Fishhead Copier for the Apple IIgs

Antoine Vignau of Brutal Deluxe has posted a new software package for the Apple IIgs.  According to the posting:

Brutal Deluxe Software is proud to introduce Fishhead, the Caped Copier, to the Apple II community.

Fishhead is a GS/OS desktop file copier application. It offers several features which make it a powerful software for diskette and file preservation purposes:

  • Attributes preservation — All copied files keep their original date, time and other attributes (e.g. invisible or locked) information
  • Batch mode — Removable devices can be ejected and Fishhead will wait for the next medium to be inserted before copying it, and so on
  • Error handling — Fishhead does not stop on read errors, it copies as much data as possible
  • History log — The program displays and saves a log file including the result for each copied file from the source disk

Fishhead recursively copies files from a selected volume by chuncks of 256 bytes. The main idea is to recover as much data as possible from a bad medium. Fishhead has been tested (for months) on an Apple IIgs ROM 01 and ROM 3, with Appleshare (localtalk, netatalk) under System 6.0.1.

You can Download the program from the brutal deluxe website at:


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