en:docs:dos:api:int21:40

Note: This API call is for DOS personality only. Use Family API for portability.

2018/09/07 07:04 · prokushev

Int 21H, AH=40H

Version

2 and higher

Brief

“WRITE” - WRITE TO FILE OR DEVICE

Family API

Input

      AH = 40h
      BX = file handle
      CX = number of bytes to write
      DS:DX -> data to write

Return

CF clear if successful

          AX = number of bytes actually written
      CF set on error
          AX = error code (05h,06h) (see #01680 at AH=59h/BX=0000h)

Notes

if CX is zero, no data is written, and the file is truncated or
        extended to the current position
      data is written beginning at the current file position, and the file
        position is updated after a successful write
      for FAT32 drives, the file must have been opened with AX=6C00h with
        the "extended size" flag in order to expand the file beyond 2GB;
        otherwise the write will fail with error code 0005h (access denied)
      the usual cause for AX < CX on return is a full disk
BUG:    a write of zero bytes will appear to succeed when it actually failed
        if the write is extending the file and there is not enough disk
        space for the expanded file (DOS 5.0-6.0); one should therefore check
        whether the file was in fact extended by seeking to 0 bytes from
        the end of the file (INT 21/AX=4202h/CX=0000h/DX=0000h)
      under the FlashTek X-32 DOS extender, the pointer is in DS:EDX
        

See also

AH=28h,AH=3Fh“DOS”,AH=93h,INT 2F/AX=1109h

Note


en/docs/dos/api/int21/40.txt · Last modified: 2021/04/30 06:17 by prokushev