The qmconv Utility
QM hashed files and QMBasic object code are sensitive to the byte ordering of the system on which they are used. If a file, program or ECS character map is moved from a system with one byte ordering to a system of the opposite byte ordering, the qmconv utility can be used to update the file or program.
This tool is run from the operating system command prompt. The command line is
qmconv options pathname(s)
If neither mode option is given, the file is converted to the byte ordering of the system on which the command is run.
Hashed files must be converted when moving to a system with different byte ordering. Conversion is optional for QMBasic object code as programs will be converted automatically on loading into memory, if needed.
In addition to use of qmconv, moving from Windows to Unix/Linux based systems or vice versa requires that pathnames in the VOC are converted to use the appropriate directory delimiter character. This can be achieved by typing
at the QM command prompt in the relevant account. Alternatively, an account name or pathname may be given