: OS/8 Command Reference This is the help file from the diag-games-kermit.rk05 image file slightly modified by me.

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General operating infomation

Other operating system help and links to main help

OS/8 Summary

System control and program exection
Command interpreter
Boot from a device
Set system date
Configure system
Modify system operation
Set highest memory field
Load binary file
Run batch file
Run file from SYS
Run file from any device
Create logical name for device
Remove logical name for device
Load core image
Save memory to file
Start program in memory running
Save Command

File operations
List directory contents
Copy file
Delete file
Rename file
Copy file to printer
Display file on console
Defragment Drive
Write empty directory

Line editor
TECO, more complex editor
Process file with TECO macro
Paper tape editor
File compare
Compare files using a mask
Ascii file sorter

List memory used by binary files
File Transfer
Do file operation on peripherals
DEC 10 DECtape utility
File/device modification utility
Convert SV format file to bin
Dump SV file in octal
Copy RX disks
Disassemble file

Languages
Focal 71
Basic
Fotran II/IV
PAL8 assembler
PAL8 errors
Cross reference PAL source
Sabr assembler
ODT Debugger
Link and load

Other programs
Kermit file transfer program
Scroll scope editor

Help for program I don't have
Modify disk data
PIP with verify

Games
Various Games

OS/8 MONITOR COMMANDS

CMD     PROG    EXPL

ABSLDR  LOAD    LOADS AND EXECUTES
ASSIGN  KBM     ASSIGNS LOGICAL NAME
BACKSP  CAMP    BACKSPACES DEV
BASIC   BASIC   ENTERS BASIC SYSTEM
BOOT    BOOT    BOOTSTRAPS TO DEV
CCL     CCL     DISABLES CCL
COMPARE SRCCOM  COMPARES FILES
COMPILE PAL8    COMPILES PROG
        F4/FORT
        BASIC
        RALF
        SABR
COPY    FOTP    COPIES FILES
CREATE  EDIT    OPENS FILE FOR EDITING
CREF    PAL8    ASSEMBLES AND CHAINS TO CREF
        CREF    CREF'S LISTING
DATE    KBM/CCL SPECIFIES DATE
DEAS    CCL     DEASSIGNS LOGICAL DEVICES
DELETE  FOTP    DELETES FILES
DIRECT  DIRECT  PRINTS DIRECTORIES
DUPLIC  RXCOPY  COPIES RX DISKS
EDIT    EDIT    EDITS FILE
EOF     CAMP    WRITES END-OF-FILE
EXECUTE PAL8    COMPILES AND EXECUTES
        F4/FORT
        BASIC
        RALF
        SABR
GET     KBM     GETS CORE-IMAGE
HELP    HELP    LIST'S HELP FILE
LIST    FOTP    LISTS FILES
LOAD    ABSLDR  LOADS FILES
        LOAD(ER)
MAKE    TECO    MAKES NEW FILE FOR EDITING
MAP     BITMAP  PRINTS BITMAP
MEMORY  CCL     SPECIFIES MACHINE CORE SIZE
MUNG    TECO    MUNGS FILE WITH TECO MACRO
ODT     KBM     RUNS OCTAL DEBUGGER
PAL     PAL8    RUNS PAL8
PRINT   LPTSPL  RUNS 'LPTSPL' IF PRESENT
PUNCH   FOTP    PUNCHES DATA
R       KBM     RUNS PROGRAM FROM SYS:
RENAME  FOTP    RENAMES FILES
RESORC  RESORC  PRINTS RESOURCES OF SYSTEMS
REWIND  CAMP    REWINDS DEV
RUN     KBM     RUNS PROGRAM
SAVE    KBM     SAVES CORE IMAGE
SET     SET     ALTERS PARAMETERS
SKIP    CAMP    SKIPS RECORDS
SQUISH  PIP     SQUISHES DEV
START   KBM     STARTS PROG
SUBMIT  BATCH   STARTS BATCH JOB
TECO    TECO    EDITS FILE
TYPE    FOTP    TYPES FILES
UA      CCL     REMEMBERS COMMAND
UB      CCL
UC      CCL
UNLOAD  CAMP    UNLOADS DEV
VERSION CCL     TYPES VERSION #
ZERO    PIP     ZEROES DEV




@SWITCHES:
-L      OUTPUT TO LPT:
-S      OUTPUT TO TV:
-T      OUTPUT TO TTY:
-P      OUTPUT TO PTP:
-D      OUTPUT TO DUMP:
-N      OUTPUT TO NULL:
-LS     PRODUCE LISTING
-NB     NO BINARY YET
-MP     PRODUCE MAP
-EXT    SET DEFAULT EXTENSION

@FEATURES:
/X      PASS SWITCH OPTION X TO PROGRAM
(XYZ)   PASS SWITCH OPTIONS TO PROGRAM
[N]     MAX OUTPUT SIZE
=NNN    PASS OCTAL NUMBER TO PROGRAM
#NNN    TAKE INTERNAL OCTAL FORM OF FILENAME
 @FILE  REPLACE IN CMD LINE BY FILE'S CONTENTS
$       COMPLEMENT DEFAULT ALTMODE SWITCH


        ABSLDR.SV   Absolute Binary Loader
 
@CALLING COMMANDS:
.LOAD DEV:BINFILE.BN,...
.LOAD BINFILE.BN,...    /FROM DSK

@SWITCHES:
/8      PROG DOESN'T USE BELOW 02000
/9      PROG DOESN'T USE BELOW 12000
/G      GO
/I      CORE IMAGE FILE
/P      PROG DOESN'T DESTROY EXTENDED BATCH RESIDENT
/R      RESET
/S      MULTIPLE BINARIES/FILE
/N      FORCE LOADING TO FIELD N (N IS AN OCTAL DIGIT)
=FNNNN  SET STARTING ADDRESS


        BOOT.SV   Boot From a Device
 
@CALLING COMMANDS:
.BOOT/DV

@SWITCHES:
/CA     TA8E CASSETTE   CAPS-8
/DK     ANY DISK
/DL     LINCTAPE        DIAL
/DM     ANY DISK        DISK MONITOR
/DT     ANY TAPE
/LT     LINCTAPE
/PT     PT8E (LOADS BINLDR)
/RE     RK8E DISK
/RF     RF08,DF32 DISKS
/RK     RK8 DISK
/RX     RX8E FLOPPY DISK
/TD     TD8E DECTAPE
/TY     TYPESET (UNIT 4)
/VE     VERSION #
/TC     TC08 DECTAPE    ALL SYSTEMS
/ZE     ZEROES CORE (FIELD 0)

DEVICES ARE UNIT 0 IF NOT SPECIFIED

DV.     HALT AFTER LOADING BOOTSTRAP


        BUILD.SV   OS/8 System Builder

@INTERNAL COMMANDS:
$ALTER GRP,LOC
$ALTER GRP,LOC=VALUE
$BOOT
$BUILD
$CTL ACTNAM
$CTL ACTNAM=VALUE
$CORE N
$DCB ACTNAM
$DCB ACTNAM=VALUE
$DELETE ACTNAM,...
$DSK ACTNAM
$DSK GRP:NAME
$EXAMINE GRP,LOC
$INSERT GRP
$INSERT GRP:NAME,...
$LOAD DEV:FILENM.BN
$LOAD ACTNAM
$NAME ACTNAM=NEWNAM
$PRINT
$QLIST
$REPLACE ACTNAM,...=GRP:NEWNAM,,,
$SIZE ACTNAM
$SIZE ACTNAM=VALUE
$SYS GRP
$SYS GRP:NAME,...
$UNLOAD GRP
$UNLOAD GRP:NAME,...

@ERRORS:
?BAD ARG        NO DEVICE NAME IN LOAD COMMAND
?BAD INPUT      INPUT NOT A VALID BINARY FILE
?BAD LOAD       BINARY HANDLER NOT IN CORRECT FORMAT
?BAD ORIGIN     ORIGIN IN BINARY FILE NOT IN RANGE 200-577
?CORE           NOT ENOUGH MEMORY AVAILABLE
?DSK            DSK IS NOT FILE STRUCTURED
?HANDLERS       MORE THAN 15 HANDLERS ARE ACTIVE
I/O ERROR       ERROR DURING LOAD
?NAME           MISSING NAME
NO ROOM         TOO MANY DEVICE HANDLERS LOADED
NAME NOT FOUND  DEVICE OR FILE NAME NOT FOUND
?PLAT           TOO MANY PLATTERS SPECIFIED FOR DEVICE
?SYNTAX         BAD SYNTAX
?SYS            HANDLER IS NOT A SYSTEM HANDLER OR TWO SYSTEM HANDLERS
                ARE ACTIVE OR HANDLER CORESIDENT WITH NON-ACTIVE SYS
SYS ERROR       I/O ERROR OCCURED WITH SYSTEM HANDLER.  PRESS CONTINUE
                TO RETRY
SYS NOT FOUND   NO ACTIVE HANDLER BY NAME OF SYS DURING BOOTSTRAP


        CREF.SV   PAL Cross Reference

@CALLING COMMANDS:
.CREF DEV:BINFILE.BN,DEV:LISTFILE.LS,DEV:TEMPFILE.TM<DEV:INFILE.PA
.CREF DEV:INFILE.PA     /LISTING TO LINE PRINTER ONLY
.CREF INFILE.PA         /LISTING TO LINE PRINTER, INPUT FILE ON DSK

@SWITCHES:
/E      DON'T DELETE CREFLS.TM
/M      MAMMOTH (TWICE AS MANY SYMBOLS, TWICE AS SLOW)
/P      NO PASS 1 LISTING
/Q      SABR
/R      RALF
/U      NO LISTING OR SYMBOL TABLE
/X      NO LITERALS



        EDIT.SV   Editor

@CALLING COMMANDS:
.EDIT DEV:OUTFILE.PA<DEV:INFILE.PA
.CREATE OUTFILE.PA

@SWITCHES:
/A      RETURN TO EDITOR ON CLOSE
/B      CONVERT 2 OR MORE SPACES TO TAB
/D      PREDELETE
  
@ERRORS:
?0      INPUT ERROR
?1      OUTPUT ERROR
?2      CLOSE ERROR
?3      OPEN ERROR
?4      COULDN'T LOAD DEVICE HANDLER

@INTERNAL COMMANDS:
A       APPEND TEXT
B       LIST # OF CORE LOCATIONS LEFT
C       CHANGE TEXT
D       DELETE TEXT
E       OUTPUT BUFFER, TRANSFER REST OF DATA, AND CLOSE
F       AFTER J, SEARCH FOR NEXT OCCURRRENCE OF SAME STRING
G       GET AND LIST TAGGED LINE
I       INSERT
J       INTER-BUFFER STRING SEARCH
K       KILL BUFFER
L       LIST TEXT
M       MOVE TEXT
N       WRITE BUFFER, KILL AND READ NEXT PAGE
P       WRITE TEXT BUFFER TO OUTPUT
Q       IMMEDIATE END OF FILE
R       READ TEXT FROM INPUT DEVICE
S       CHARACTER SEARCH
T       PUNCH TRAILER TAPE
V       PRINT ON LP08
Y       INPUT TEXT PAGE, NO OUTPUT
#       PRINT VERSION NO.



        EPIC.SV   Edit Punch and Compare

@SWITCHES:
/0$             PAPER TAPE I/O TO/FROM OS/8 FILES
        /E      DON'T PUNCH EOT
        /H      SET HIGH BIT=N
        /L      LOW SPEED
        /P      PUNCH PATCH
        /Z      REL BLOCK=0
        =N      REL BLOCK TO PATCH
  NO OUT FILE IS READ

FILE</1$        EDIT 'FILE'
        C       CURRENT STATUS
        E       EXIT TO CD
        O,N     OPEN BLOCK N
        R,N     READ BLOCK N
        S,N,M   SEARCH FOR N WITH MASK M
        W       WRITE

FILE1<FILE2/2$  COMPARE FILE1 AND FILE2
        /A      ABORT
        /B      BAD BLOCKS ONLY


        LOAD.SV  Fortran IV loader

@CALLING COMMANDS:
.LOAD DEV:OUTFILE.LD<DEV:INFILE1.RL,...
 
@SWITCHES:
/C      MORE INPUT TO LOAD
/G      CHAIN TO RUN-TIME SYSTEM
/L      ACCEPT LIBRARY FILE
/O      MORE OVERLAYS
/S      SYMBOL MAP
/U      IGNORE RULES GOVERNING SUBROUTINE CALLS BETWEEN OVERLAYS


        LOADER.SV   Fortran II Loader

@CALLING COMMANDS:
.LOAD MAPFILE.MP<INFILE.RL,...

@SWITCHES:
/G      GO
/H      2 PAGE HANDLERS
/I      OS/8 FILE INPUT
/L      1ST INPUT FILE IS LIBRARY FILE
/M      PRODUCE MAP
/O      OS/8 FILE OUTPUT
/P      OUTPUT COUNT OF FREE PAGES
/R      RESTART
/U      OUTPUT UNDEFINED SYMBOLS
/N      LOAD IN FIELD N (0-7) OR HIGHER
=N      SET STARTING ADDRESS



      BITMAP.SV Generate map of locations used by binary file
 
@CALLING COMMANDS:
.MAP MAPFILE.MP<INFILE.BN,...
 
@SWITCHES:
/N      FORCES MAPPING OF ALL FILES TO FIELD N (0-7)
/R      RESET INTERNAL MAP
/S      ALLOW MULTIPLE BINARIES PER FILE
/T      INVERT TTY-STYLE OUTPUT SWITCH


        ODT   Octal Debugging Technique
  
@CALLING COMMANDS:
.ODT
  
@INTERNAL COMMANDS:
NNNNN/  OPEN LOC
/       REOPEN LAST OPENED LOC
NN<CR>  DEPOSIT NN IN OPEN LOC, CLOSE LOC
NN<LF>  DEPOSIT NN IN OPEN LOC, CLOSE LOC, OPEN AND DISPLAY NEXT LOC
NN;...  DEPOSIT NN IN OPEN LOC, CLOSE AND OPEN NEXT LOC
<CR>    CLOSE PREVIOUSLY OPENED LOC
<LF>    CLOSE LOC, OPEN NEXT LOC
N+      OPEN CUR LOC+N
N-      OPEN CUR LOC-N
^       CLOSE LOC, OPEN LOC ADDRESSED BY CONTENTS
_       CLOSE LOC, OPEN POINTED TO BY CONTENTS
NNG     GO
NNB     ESTABLISH BREAKPOINT
B       REMOVE BREAKPOINT
A       OPEN AC
L       OPEN LINK
C       CONTINUE FROM BREAKPOINT
NNC     CONTINUE, ITERATE NN TIMES
M       OPEN SEARCH MASK
 <LF>   OPEN LOWER SEARCH LIMIT
 <LF>   OPEN UPPER SEARCH LIMIT
NNW     SEARCH CORE FOR NN MASKED BETWEEN LIMITS
D       OPEN DATA FIELD (0010=FIELD 1)
F       OPEN FIELD FOR ^, _, W  (0010=FIELD 1)
^O      SUPRESS PRINTING


        PAL8.SV   PAL8 Assembler

@CALLING COMMANDS:
.PAL DEV:BINFILE.BN,DEV:LISTFILE.LS,DEV:TEMPFILE.TM<DEV:INFILE.PA/C
.PAL DEV:BINFILE.BN,DEV:LISTFILE.LS<DEV:INFILE.PA
.PAL INFILE.PA                                          /FROM DSK
 
.HELP PALERR    PRINTS PAL8 ERROR MESSAGES

@SWITCHES:
/B      TREAT ! AS BYTE SHIFT
/C      CHAIN TO CREF
/D      DDT-COMPATIBLE SYMBOL TABLE
/E      ENABLE ERROR MSG ON LINK GENERATED
/F      DISABLE 0-FILL IN TEXT
/G      GO
/H      NON-PAGINATED OUTPUT
/J      DON'T LIST LINES CONDITIONALIZED OUT
/K      USE EXTRA CORE
/L      LOAD
/N      NO LISTING
/O      DISABLE ORIGIN 200 AFTER FIELD
/S      NO SYMBOL TABLE
/T      NO FORM FEEDS
/W      DON'T REMEMBER LITERALS


        PAL8.SV         (ERRORS)

@ERRORS:
BE      TABLES OVERLAPPED
CF      CREF.SV NO ON SYS:
DE      DEVICE ERROR
DF      DEVICE FULL
IC      ILLEGAL CHARACTER
ID      ILLEGAL REDEFINITION
IE      ILLEGAL EQUALS
II      ILLEGAL INDIRECT
IP      ILLEGAL PSEUDO-OP
IZ      ILLEGAL PAGE ZERO REF
LD      SYS:ABSLDR.SV NOT FOUND
LG      LINK GENERATED
PE      PAGE EXCEEDED
PH      END OF SOURCE CONDITIONALIZED OUT
RD      REDEFINITION
SE      SYMBOL TABLE EXCEEDED
UO      UNDEFINED ORIGIN
US      UNDEFINED SYMBOL
ZE      PAGE 0 EXCEEDED


        PIP.SV   Peripheral Interchange Program

@SWITCHES:
/A      ASCII MODE
/B      BINARY MODE
/C      ELIM TRAILING BLANKS
/D      DELETE OUTPUT FILE BEFORE TRANSFER
/G      IGNORE ERRORS
/I      IMAGE MODE
/O      OKAY TO COMPRESS OR ZERO
/S      SQUISH
/T      CONVERT TABS TO SPACES, ETC.
/V      VERSION #
/Y      COPY SYSTEM HEAD
/Z      ZERO OUTPUT DIRECTORY BEFORE TRANSFER
=N      # OF ADDITIONAL INFO WORDS (/Z OR /S)
=N      SIZE TO CLOSE OUTPUT FILE (/I)


        PIP10.SV   PDP-10 Peripheral Interchange Program

@SWITCHES:
/B      BINARY MODE
/D      DELETE OLD OUTPUT FILE BEFORE TRANSFER
/F      FAST PDP-10 DIRECTORY
/I      IMAGE MODE
/L      LIST PDP-10 DIRECTORY
/P      PRESERVE LINE NUMBERS
/Z      ZERO PDP-10 DIRECTORY BEFORE TRANSFER


  SABR.SV  Symbolic Assembler for Binary Relocatable Programs

@CALLING COMMANDS:
.COMPILE BINFILE.RL,LISTFILE.LS,MAPFILE.MP<INFILE.SB
.EXE DEV:BINFILE.RL,DEV:LISTFILE.LS,DEV:MAPFILE.MP<DEV:INFILE.SB

@SWITCHES:
/F      INPUT IS FROM FORT
/G      CHAIN TO LOADER AND GO
/L      CHAIN TO LOADER
/N      NO LISTING
/S      NO SYMBOL TABLE

@ERRORS:
A       WRONG NO. OFARG'S
C       BAD CHAR
D       I/O ERROR
E       NO END STMNT
I       ILLEGAL SYNTAX
L       SYS:LOADER.SV NOT FOUND
M       MULTIPLY DEFINED SYMBOL
S       SYMBOL OVERFLOW
U       UNDEFINED SYMBOL


        SET.SV
 
@CALLING COMMANDS:
.SET DEV PARAMETER(S)
.SET DEV NO PARAMETER(S)
 
@PARAMETERS:
HANDLER         CHANGE DEVICE HANDLERS WITHIN BUILD
READONLY        DECLARE DEVICE TO BE READ ONLY
FILES           DECLARE DEVICE TO BE FILE STRUCTURED
DVC             CHANGE DEVICE CODES
VERSION X       CHANGE VERSION
LOCATION N[=M]  EXAMINE OR CHANGE LOCATIONS
LV8E            DECLARE LINE PRINTER TO BE AN LV8E
LA8A            DECLARE LINE PRINTER TO BE LA180 ON DKC8-AA
LA78            SAME AS .SET LPT NO LA8A
WIDTH N         SET WIDTH OF LINE PRINTER OR TTY
LC              DECLARE LINE PRINTER OR TTY TO HAVE LOWER CASE
ECHO            RESTORE TTY CHARACTER ECHOING
PAGE            RESTORE TTY ^S AND ^Q FACILITIES
TAB             IN TTY PRINT TABS (DON'T SIMULATE WITH SPACES)
FILL            IN TTY APPEND FILL CHARACTERS AFTER TABS
FLAG            IN TTY FLAG LOWER CASE CHARACTERS
SCOPE           ERASE CHARACTER ON TTY RUBOUTS
ESC             PRINT ESC(ASCII 033) WITHOUT CONVERTING IT TO $ SIGN
ARROW           PRINT CONTROL CHARACTERS WITH UP ARROW (E.G. ^C, ^S)
HEIGHT [M]      SET TTY SCREEN HEIGHT
PAUSE [N]       SET TTY PAUSE TIME
COL N           SET DIRECT TO USE N COLUMNS (.SET TTY COL 2)
CODE N          CHANGE TTY IOTS OR CARD READER CODES
PARITY EVEN/ODD SET MAGTAPE PARITY
OS8             DECLARE SYS TO BE OS/8
OS78            DECLARE SYS TO BE OS/8
INIT XXXXX      CAUSE SYS TO EXECUTE XXXXX ON BOOTSTAPPING



        SRCCOM.SV  Source Compare Utility

@CALLING COMMANDS:
.COMPAR DEV:OUTFILE.PA<DEV:INFILE1.PA,DEV:INFILE2.PA
.COMPAR OUTFILE.PA<INFILE1.PA,INFILE2.PA                /FILES ON DSK

@SWITCHES:
/B      COMPARE BLANK LINES
/C      DON'T COMPARE (SLASHED) COMMENTS
/S      DON'T COMPARE TABS AND SPACES
/T      CONVERT TABS TO SPACES ON OUTPUT
/X      DON'T COMPARE OR PRINT COMMENTS

@ERRORS:
?0      INSUFFICIENT CORE
?1      INPUT ERROR FILE 1 (OR LESS THAN 2 INPUT FILES)
?2      INPUT ERROR FILE 2
?3      OUTPUT FILE TOO LARGE
?4      OUTPUT ERROR
?5      CAN'T OPEN OUTPUT FILE

 
        BATCH.SV   Run a Batch File
 
@CALLING COMMANDS:
.SUBMIT SPOOLDEV:<INPUTDEV:FILE.BI
 
@SWITCHES:
/C      CARDS
/E      DON'T ABORT ON MONITOR, CD AND CCL ERRORS
/P      PTR
/Q      NO BATCH LOG
/H      HUSH
/T      OUTPUT TO TTY
/U      UNATTENDED
/6      USE 026 CARD CODES

  
        TECO.SV  Editor

@CALLING COMMANDS:
.TECO DEV:OUTFILE.PA<DEV:INFILE.PA
.TECO FILE.PA                                   /ON DSK
.MAKE DEV:OUTFILE.PA
.MAKE OUTFILE.PA                                /ON DSK
.MUNG DEV:INFILE.PA,TECO MACRO ARGUMENT TEXT
 
@ERRORS:
?ILL    ILLEGAL COMMAND
?UTC    UNTERMINATED COMMAND
?IQN    ILLEGAL Q-REGISTER NAME
?PDO    INTERNAL PUSH DOWN OVERFLOW (RECURSION)
?MEM    MEMORY OVERFLOW
?STL    SEARCH STRING TOO LONG
?ARG    ARGUMENT ERROR
?IFN    ILLEGAL FILE NAME
?SNI    SEMICOLON NOT IN ITERATION
?BNI    CLOSE BRACKET NOT IN ITERATION
?POP    POINTER OFF PAGE
?QMO    Q-REGISTER OVERFLOW
?UTM    UNTERMINATED MACRO
?OUT    OUTPUT ERROR
?INP    INPUT ERROR
?FER    FILE ERROR
?FUL    OUTPUT COMMAND WOULD HAVE OVERFLOWED
?NAY    NEGATIVE ARGUMENT TO Y
?IEC    ILLEGAL E CHARACTER
?IQC    ILLEGAL " CHARACTER
?NAE    NO ARGUMENT BEFORE =
?NAU    NO ARGUMENT BEFORE U
?NAQ    NO ARGUMENT BEFORE "
?SRH    FAILING SEARCH
?NAP    NEGATIVE OR 0 ARGUMENT TO P
?NAC    NEGATIVE ARGUMENT TO ,
?NIC    NEGATIVE OR 0 ITERATION COUNT
?NAS    NEGATIVE OR 0 COUNT TO SEARCH
?WLO    CAN'T WRITE OUT ERROR MESSAGE OVERLAY
?NFO    NO FILE FOR OUTPUT

More TECO information

     
        FOTP.SV
 
@CALLING COMMANDS:
.COPY DEV:OUTFILE.EX<DEV:INFILE.EX      /* IS WILD NAME OR EXTENSION
.REN DEV:NEWFILE.EX<DEV:OLDFILE.EX      /? IS WILD CHARACTER
.DEL DEV:FILE.EX
.LIST DEV:FILE.EX                       /= .COPY LPT:<DEV:FILE.EX
.TYPE DEV:FILE.EX                       /= .COPY TTY:<DEV:FILE.EX
 
@SWITCHES:
/C      MATCH ONLY FILES WITH CURRENT DATE
/D      DON'T TRANSFER (I.E. AT MOST ONLY DELETE)
/F      REQUEST NEW DEVICE IF OUT OF ROOM
/L      TYPE LOG OF INPUT FILENAME MATCHES (*)
/N      NO PRE-DELETE
/O      MATCH ONLY FILES WITH OTHER THAN TODAY'S DATE
/Q      QUERY USER ABOUT FILE BEFORE OPERATION (*)
/R      RENAME
/T      USE TODAY'S DATE
/U      TREAT EACH INPUT SPECIFICATION SEPARATELY
/V      MATCH FILES NOT OF FORM SPECIFIED
/W      PRINT VERSION #
 
NOTES:
 
(*)     /D CAUSES LOG OF OUTPUT FILES (IF /L ALSO)
 
IF INDEV: EQUALS OUTDEV:, THEN /N IS FORCED.
 
IF NO INPUT FILE, *.* IS FORCED EXCEPT FOR /D
IF OUTPUT DEVICE SPECIFIED, BUT NO FILE, *.* IS ASSUMED.
 
^P      ABORT OPERATION, FIX OUTPUT DIRECTORY
^C      FIX OUTPT DIRECTORY, RETURN TO OS/8
^O      SUPPRESS TYPEOUT

           
        KEYBOARD MONITOR AN OTHER COMMANDS
 
@CALLING COMMANDS:
.ASSIGN DEV NAME                /ASSIGN NAME TO DEVICE
.DAY DD-MON-YY                  /ENTER DATE INTO SYSTEM
.DEASSIGN                       /DEASSIGN LOGICAL DEVICE NAMES
.GET DEV FILE.EX                /LOAD CORE IMAGE
.MEMORY N                       /SPECIFY HIGHEST MEMORY FIELD AVAILABLE
.R FILE                         /EXECUTE FILE.SV FROM SYS
.RUN DEV FILE.EX                /EXECUTE FILE.EX FROM THE DEVICE
.SAVE DEV FILE.EX               /SAVE CORE IMAGE
.SQUISH DEV:                    /COMPRESS FILE STORAGE ON DEVICE
.START FNNNN                    /START EXECUTION
.UA COMMAND                     /SAVE COMMAND(.UA<CR> EXECUTES IT)
.ZERO DEV:                      /ZERO DEVICE'S DIRECTORY


        CONVRT.SV

SAVE FORMAT - BINARY FILE PUNCHER


        THIS PROGRAM PRODUCES AN ABSOLUTE BINARY FILE FROM AN OS/8
        SAVE FILE. ONLY THOSE AREAS OF MEMORY SPECIFIED IN THE CORE
        CONTROL BLOCK ARE ACTUALLY PUNCHED.

        COMMAND DECODER RESPONSE IS:

                OUTPUT < INPUT, INPUT .....

        DEFAULT INPUT EXTENSION IS ".SV", DEFAULT OUTPUT IS THE
        HIGH SPEED PAPER TAPE PUNCH.


        FUTIL.SV


        FUTIL IS AN OS-8 UTILITY PROGRAM THAT IS EXTREMELY USEFUL

        I F   Y O U   K N O W   W H A T   Y O U ' R E   D O I N G
        --    -----   -------   -------   -----------   ---------

        IT IS EQUALLY AS DANGEROUS IF YOU DON'T !!!!!


        FUTIL IS TOO COMPLICATED TO EXPLAIN IN A SIMPLE HELP FILE, SO PLEASE
        READ ABOUT IT IN THE OS-8 HANDBOOK UPDATE  (DEC-S8-OSHBA-A-DN4)
        APPENDEX K.

        ONE ESPECIALLY HANDY FEATURE IS THE ABILITY TO "SCAN" A GIVEN DEVICE
        TO ESTABLISH IF THERE ARE ANY "BAD BLOCKS". THIS IS SIMILIAR TO
        RT-11 PIP OPTION K.


Futil documentation


        SORT.SV         -       ASCII FILE SORTER


SORT:   SORTS INFINATE NUMBER OF LINES IN ASSENDING OR DESENDING SEQUENCE
        ACCORDING TO ASCII CHARACTER SET, FAST!  (TIME IN SECONDS TO SORT
        FILE OF N BLOCKS APROX= 3 + N/3 + N/10*(LOG10(N/10)) ).

TO RUN: .R SORT
        * OUTPUT < ORDER, INFIL [,INFIL ...]

WHERE:  OUTPUT WILL CONTAIN SORTED FILE
        INFIL IS THE UNSORTED INPUT FILE
        ORDER SPECIFIES THE COLUMNS (IN DECIMAL, 1 IS LEFTMOST) TO BE SORTED;
        POSITIVE FOR ASSENDING, NEGATIVE FOR DECENDING; MAY USE FROM-TO:
                EG:  "1-10,-12-19,11,-20,25-21<CR>"
 ERRORS:
USER ERROR 2  SYS: I/O (HANDLER, FETCH, ETC)
USER ERROR 3  INPUT DEVICE I/O
USER ERROR 4  OUTPUT DEVICE I/O
USER ERROR 5  BAD NUMBER IN ORDER FILE
USER ERROR 6  NO INFIL
USER ERROR 7  TO MANY NUMBERS IN ORDER FILE
USER ERROR 8  NUMBER IN ORDER FILE TOO LARGE
USER ERROR 9  LINE TOO LONG IN INFIL (128. CHAR MAX)
                OR A "^Y" IN INFIL


        DIRECT.SV

@CALLING COMMANDS
.DIR DEV:LISTFILE.DI<DEV:FILETYPE               /* IS WILD NAME OR EXTENSION
.DIR FILETYPE                                   /? IS WILD CHARACTER

@SWITCHES:
/A      ALPHABETIZE DIRECTORY BEFORE PROCESSING
/B      INCLUDE STARTING BLOCK NUMBERS (OCTAL)
/C      LIST ONLY FILES WITH THE CURRENT DATE
/D      SORT FILES BY DATE, THEN ALPHABETICALLY
/E      INCLUDE EMPTIES IN THE LISTING
/F      FAST MODE (NO LENGTHS OR DATES)
/H      LIST CONTENTS OF THE HEADER BLOCK
/I      PRINT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WORDS
/M      LIST ONLY THE EMPTIES
/N      PRINT DATES IN NUMERIC FORM (MM/DD/YY)
/O      LIST ONLY FILES WITH OTHER THAN TODAY'S DATE
/P      ELIMINATE PAGING (NO FORMFEEDS IN THE OUTPUT)
/R      LIST REMAINDER OF FILES AFTER THE FIRST ONE
/T      PRINT THE MOST TIMELY (RECENT) FILES FIRST
/U      TREAT EACH INPUT SPECIFICATION SEPARATELY
/V      LIST FILES NOT OF THE FORM SPECIFIED
/W      PRINT THE VERSION NUMBER
/X      ALPHABETIZE BY EXTENSION, THEN BY NAME
=N      USE N COLUMNS - OUTPUT IS ORDERED BY COLUMN


OCOMP.SV  -  COMPARE & DUMP FILES UNDER A MASK

DEFAULT OUTPUT IS TO TTY:
DEFAULT OUTPUT EXTENSION IS .LS.
THE MASK IS SPECIFIED AS THE LEAST SIGNIFICANT 12 BITS OF =.

1) COMPARE:
     TWO INPUT FILES ARE COMPARED UNDER A MASK.
     IF MASK=0, USE 7777.
2) DUMP:
     ONE INPUT FILE.
     DUMP ALL WORDS WITH NO MASK BITS OFF.
     IF MASK=0, USE 7777.
3) SEARCH:
     ONE INPUT FILE WITH /S.
     DUMP ALL WORDS EQUAL TO THE MASK.



AFTER SPECIFIED OPERATIONS ARE COMPLETED, THE COMMAND DECODER
IS RECALLED, UNLESS INPUT WAS TERMINATED BY AN ALT MODE CHARACTER.

OTHER COMMAND DECODER OPTIONS:

/I    IMAGE MODE
        INPUT FILE IS CORE IMAGE (SAVE) FILE.
        ADDRESSING IS BY MEMORY ADDRESS, RATHER THAN FILE ADDRESS.
        DEFAULT INPUT EXTENSION IS .SV.
/C    CCB OUTPUT
        WHEN COMBINED WITH /I, CCB IS PRINTED AS PART OF THE RUN TITLE.

/D    DIFFERENCE MODE
        ONLY OUTPUT IS A MESSAGE TELLING THAT COMPARED FILES ARE
        SAME OR DIFFERENT.

/F    FORM FEED
        ALL BLOCKS WHICH CAUSE OUTPUT HAVE THEIR OUTPUT PRECEEDED
        BY A FORM FEED CHARACTER.

/T    TELETYPE
        OUTPUT FORMAT IS NARROWED FOR OUTPUT TO 72 COLUMN TELETYPES.
        THIS IS ALSO USEFUL FOR SCOPES.

/H    HEADER
        OUTPUT HEADER LINE EVEN IF OUTPUT DEVICE IS TTY:.




ERRORS ARE SIGNALED BY "USER ERROR ..." MESSAGES

ERROR           CONDITION
  1     MORE THAN TWO INPUT FILES.
  2     OUTPUT FILE TOO SMALL.
  3     OUTPUT HANDLER FETCH OR ENTER FAILED.
  4     INPUT HANDLER FETCH OR LOOKUP FAILED.
  5     INPUT FILE #1 ERROR.
  6     INPUT FILE #2 ERROR.
  7     OUTPUT FILE ERROR.
  8     OUTPUT FILE CLOSE FAILED.
  9     CCB DECODE ERROR.



        HELP.SV

@CALLING COMMANDS:
.HELP                   List CCL Commands
.HELP COMMAND           Help on Command




        RXCOPY.SV  RX Floppy Copy
 
@CALLING COMMANDS:
.DUPLIC OUTDEV:<INDEV:
 
@SWITCHES:
/C	Default, copy and match
/D	Format output diskette to double-density (RX02)
/M	Match with no implied copy
/N	Copy with no implied match
/P	Pause before and after accessing disk
/R	Read output device with no implied copy or match
/S	Format output diskette to single-density (RX02)
/V      PRINT VERSION NUMBER

Not all switches will work with all versions of RXCOPY

 

                DECX8  SYSTEM  EXERCISER



REFERENCE THE FILE DECX8.TX FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.


ALSO, THERE ARE DOCUMENTS ON THE MICROFICHE LIBRARY FOR BUILDING
AND INITIALIZING DECX8.


 
               ALIGNX  -  RK05  ALIGNMENT  UTILITY


To run this utility, type:


       .R ALIGNX.DG


for a full explaination of the utility and a step-by-step
procedure for aligning an RK05, type:

               .LIST RKB0:ALIGN.TX


       RXREAD - RX01 Floppy read check utility


This program is used to read a RX01 floppy disk and check it
for any errors. The error report consists of the following:

       - The track and sector number (in octal) of the bad sector

       - The RX01 error and status (RXES) register contents

       - The explanation of the RXES value (for example, if the error
         is a CRC error, it will say "CRC Error")

       - The RX Definitive error code, and its description.

After an error, the program will ask if it is to re-write the
bad sector. This question should be answered with "N" (no), unless the
error was a CRC error. In this case, the sector can be re-written,
which may (but may not) correct the error. In any case, the data
is re-written with a good CRC. This may make at least part of a bad
block usuable.


               QUIT.SV         -       Directory Backup Program


By typing:


       ".QUIT" , you can backup your Directory to a file called
       "DIRECT.TS" on RKB0:.

If the disk crashes, and the directory area is destroyed, it may be
restored by booting to the "B" area of the disk, and using FUTIL to
write this file back onto the "A" area as the new directory.

PLEASE NOTE that this is for extreme cases only ! Read the section
on Advanced Techniques on the file "DIAG.TX" on RKB0: before
attempting this procedure.

Periodic use of this program is an essential part of the housekeeping
discipline that allows use of the Disk Recovery Techniques described
on the file "DIAG.TX"


        RKCOPY     RK05 DISC COPY PROGRAM



This utility, written by Dick Murphy, copies and verifys RK05 packs

between any drives. Since this is a sector by sector copy, it will copy

any operating system . When called, the dialog is self explainatory.

To run type:

       .R RKCOPY



       RKUTIL          RK05  UTILITY PROGRAM



This utility has several handy options including a



- Disk Copy Program that will copy & verify any 16 sector disk

- Disk Read Program that will verify that a disk has no CRC errors

- Disk Formatter Program to format new disks

- Disk Confidence Test that runs data patterns on a suspect disk




                HEADER.SV


.R HEADER

DEVICE NAME? SYS or SYS: or DSK or RKB1 or RXA1: etc.
DEVICE LENGTH? 737 or 3248 or 494 or (incl. directory blocks)

if the device contains a system area the following applies:
SYSTEM ID? OS/8, OS/12, OS/78, DS/8, or PS/8
VERSION NO.?  3 or whatever
RELEASE CODE? C or D or ......
if there is no system area the questions above are skipped

LOGICAL DEVICE NAME? CHEM or BOB: or UWF or ?? (1-4 letters)
VOLUME NO.? 1 or any number up to 4095; 0 = none
DESCRIPTIVE LABEL?
Here you may enter any identifying information (UPPER/lower
case, as you wish) - up to 128 characters, including CR/LF.
Terminate input with a CTRL/Z.  Rubout and linefeed work
in their normal OS/8 fashion.(^Z)


LOADING THE INUSE MACRO


.R TECO
*ERINUSE.TE$YHXIHK$MI$$




               "WILD.TE"  -  Wildcard Macro


The Wildcard macro, with the new version of CCL, allows the use of
"*" and "?" in otherwise illegal commands.

ex:    .MAC RKB0:<RKB0:CCL???.MA

compiles all the files of the form "CCL.MA" on RKB0:


also   .MUNG WILD,PRINT *.LS     prints all the .LS files, etc.


"WILD.TE" is automatically called by:

       COMPILE         PAL             MAC             LINK
       EXECU


  
         VTEDIT.TE   TECO VT52 Editor Macro


  KEYPAD LAYOUT for VTEDIT for VT52                 OTHER KEYS

_________________________________________
| "BLUE"  |  "RED"  | "GREY"  |   "^"   |      CTRL/C  Exit from Macro
|  SAVE   |  TECO   | UNSAVE  |  UP IN  |      CTRL/D  Kill rest of line *
|  TEXT*  | COMMAND |  TEXT   | COLUMN* |      CTRL/K  Kill line *
|---------|---------|---------|---------|      CTRL/N  File search
|   "7"   |   "8"   |   "9"   |   "V"   |      CTRL/U  Kill start of line
|  OPEN   |  PAGE*  |  QUOTE  | DOWN IN |      [ESC] CTRL/P  Exit & execute
|  LINE*  |         |  NEXT*  | COLUMN* |      [ESC] CTRL/Z  Exit & close file
|---------|---------|---------|---------|
|   "4"   |   "5"   |   "6"   |   ">"   |      BK SP    Go to end of line *
|   UP    | DELETE* |  DELETE |  CURSOR |      DELETE   Delete previous *
|  LINE*  |CHARACTER|   LAST  |  RIGHT* |
|---------|---------|---------|---------|
|   "1"   |   "2"   |   "3"   |   "<"   |       ARGUMENTS
|   TOP   |  BOTTOM |  START  |  CURSOR |
| OF PAGE | OF PAGE | OF LINE |    LEFT*|      All starred (*) commands
|---------|---------|---------|---------|      Optionally take an argument
|        "0"        |   "."   | "ENTER" |      entered as [ESC] [digits]
|      DOWN LINE*   | SEARCH* | SEARCH  |
|                   |         |ARGUMENT*|
-----------------------------------------


                           WPFLOP User's Guide



    This document describes the operation of the word processing to OS/8
conversion program, WPFLOP.


USAGE

     WPFLOP  is used to transfer documents from word  processing  floppy
disks to OS/8 media or from OS/8 media to word processing diskettes. The
WPS floppy is accessed using the COS compatible floppy handlers included
in  this  package. There are various modes of conversion which  will  be
explained later.



OPERATION


WPS->OS/8


    Before using WPFLOP to access a WPS floppy, one must know the number
of the document which is to be read from the WPS floppy. For example, in
the  sample  index below, the column labeled "Document  number"  is  the
number that WPFLOP uses to reference a document.



-- DOCUMENT INDEX --

Drive: 3, Name: DOC3  , # of Docs: 3, Blocks left: 621 (of 627)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-
Document                                                               Elapsed
Time
Number   Name                  Created   Modified        Size  Version    Last
Total
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-
  3     Floppy Index
                             12/7/79  NO/DA/TE        3     1      0:00   0:00

  2     WPFLOP User's Guide
                             12/7/79  12/7/79 13:09   2     1      0:07   0:07

  1
                             12/3/79  12/7/79 13:10   1     4      0:00   0:00



    The document "WPFLOP User's Guide" (this file) is document number 3.
This is the number that WPFLOP uses to access the file.


    Before running WPFLOP, the COS mode floppy handlers must be  install
ed  in  your OS/8 system. See the BUILD chapter in the OS/8  System  Ref
erence  Manual for details on using BUILD.  You can type ".HELP COSHAN"
for further information on the handlers. This document assumes that  the
handlers  have been installed with names of "RXB0:" for drive zero,  and
"RXB1:" for drive one.

    Another method for installing the BYTE mode handlers is via the SET
HANDLER command. To enable BYTE mode, type ".SET HANDLER FLOP = BYTE" and
to return to normal mode, ".SET HANDLER BYTE = FLOP".

     To  copy the document "WPFLOP User's Guide" to a file on  the  OS/8
system device called WPFLOP.DC, use the following commands:

        .R WPFLOP

        *WPFLOP.DC<RXB0:2$     (Assumes WPS floppy in drive 0. $=ESC,
                                ALT or SEL, depending on the terminal.)


     If no OS/8 output file is specified, the program assumes  that  the
user  wants  the output on the console terminal  (TTY:).  Therefore,  to
print the same document on the console:

        .R WPFLOP

         *RXB0:2$                The "2" here is the number of  the  WPS
                                 document which is to be transferred.


    The general WPS->OS/8 command syntax is as follows:


    *[dev:file.ex]<wdev:docn[/S][/S...][$]
       |     |      |    |   |          |
       !     !      !    !   !          !
       ^     ^      ^    ^   ^          ^
       |     |      |    |   |          |_ALT or ESC to exit when done.
       !     !      !    !   !          !
       |     |      |    |   |
       !     !      !    !   !
       |     |      |    |   |_ Optional switches
       !     !      !    !   !
       |     |      |    |
       !     !      !    !
       |     |      |    |_ WPS Document number
       !     !      !    !
       |     |      |
       !     !      !
       |     |      |_ Name for the OS/8 handler for the WPS floppy
       !     !      !
       |     |
       !     !
       |     |_ OS/8 Output file specification
       !     !
       |
       !
       |_ OS/8 output device



     The asterisk (*) is printed by the OS/8 command decoder. The  items
enclosed in braces [] are optional. For example, if no OS/8 output  file
is specified, TTY: is assumed. If the command line ends with an altmode,
the  program  returns to OS/8 when it is finished. If it does  not,  the
program responds with another "*" and inputs another command string.



     There are two options accepted when transferring from WPS to  OS/8.
These are the version switch (/V) and the compatibility switch (/C).  If
the  version  switch is in the command line, WPFLOP prints  its  version
number before executing the command. If the compatibility mode switch is
present,  WPFLOP  transfers the WPS document in a form  compatible  with
OS/8  system programs. In this mode, underlines, dead keys, and  bolding
are  ignored, but tabs are converted to tabs (ASCII 11). Also, the  file
is not justified. In normal mode, the output file contains  overprinting
as necessary to duplicate the WPS file.


    Compatibility mode is used to transfer a WPS file to OS/8 in a  form
that can be used by, for example, OS/8 BASIC. This allows WPS to be used
to enter and edit a BASIC program. To do this, create the file under WPS
and  transfer  it  to OS/8 using compatibility mode. If  there  are  any
errors,  transfer it back to WPS, edit it there, and then back to  OS/8,
etc.



OS/8->WPS


    To transfer an OS/8 File to WPS, use the following syntax:

           *wdev:<dev:file.ex/O[/S][$]


     Note that this is similar to the above example. The most  important
differences are the output switch (/O) and the fact that no WPS document
number is given in the command line. WPFLOP will use the next  available
document for the new file. The number that WPFLOP uses will be  reported
as a message of the form:


"Creating document number:n"


 Where "n" is the number of the document created.


    The /O switch is required to specify to WPFLOP that the output  file
is  on the WPS floppy. Without this switch the program will assume  that
the input file is the WPS file.


     The  other  switch allowed is the /W (word-wrap)  switch.  If  this
switch  is specified, the returns in the OS/8 file will be converted  to
word-wrap  returns. If there are two returns in a row, hard returns  are
used.  Normally, all the returns in the OS/8 file are converted to  hard
returns.

     The  document created on the WPS device is not  totally  compatible
with  WPS as it is initially created. The most obvious problem  is  that
tabs are output as only one space. To correct this, the WPS editor  must
be allows to scroll thru the document. The initial ruler MUST be changed
in order for the editor to correct the document. To facilitate this, the
ruler that WPFLOP creates has tabs at locations 8 and 9. The first  tab,
at  location 8, is incorrect. It is included to be deleted in order  for
the  WPS editor to re-tabluate the document. Therefore,  the  correction
sequence is:

    1.Create the WPS document from OS/8
    2.Call the WPS editor to correct the document
    3.At the top of the document, type GOLD Ruler.
    4.Space to column 8 with ADVANCE WORD.
    5.Type the space bar. The first of the adjacent T's will disappear.
    6.Type RETURN to embed the new ruler.
    7.Type GOLD ADVANCE to scroll thru the document and correct it.
    8.Type GOLD File to re-file the corrected document.


RESTRICTIONS

     The  ruler created for the WPS document has a ragged ruler  with  a
width of 80 columns and tabs every eight columns. This is the only ruler
that  can be created. However, you can change the ruler under WPS  after
the conversion.

    The WPS to OS/8 code does not support bolded dead keys. The dead key
sequence prints properly, but the sequence is not bolded.

    The document created on the WPS device does not have an index entry.
It  will show up in the index as just the document number. To  give  the
file  a name, edit the index document,(document 1) to include  an  entry
for the document. For example, if you created document 4, and want it to
be called "Foobar", include the following line in the index:

<n>Foobar <#>4<>

    The form used is:
<n>Name space <#>doc#<>

The n in the <> must be lower case, and the name must end with a space.






       RT-11 Floppy Interchange Program


   This program is used to manipulate RT-11 floppy disk
file structures under OS/8. (RX01 ONLY, RX02 Not supported).
The operations available allow most of the functions of
OS/8 PIP to be simulated on the RT-11 disk.

Full instruction for RTFLOP, RTIN, RTOUT



       COS Compatible (BYTE MODE) RX01 floppy handlers for OS/8




       These files allow an OS/8 user more efficient usage ot the space
available on an RX01 floppy disk. The two files, RXBNS.PA and RXBSY.PA
are the non-system and system handlers, respectively. They are fully
compatible with the OS/8 operating system. The system handler is two pages
long and follows the conventions for two page handlers that allows BASIC and
FORTRAN to work properly. They allow the OS/8 diskette to hold 658 blocks as
opposed to only 494 with the OS/8 handler.

       The system handler can not be booted with the conventional RX01
bootstrap program. To correct this, a program called RXFIX is included.
This program is run after BUILD to modify the system head (block 0) to
allow bootstrap with the conventional program. It is very important
that this program be run again to restore block 0 before BUILD is run
from the system.

Examples on how to install the handlers:

.SET SYS NO INIT       !In case there is an initial command set up.
.RUN SYS BUILD
$LOAD RXBNS            !Load the handlers.
$INSERT RX8:RXB0-1     !Install the non-system handlers
$BOOT
SYS BUILT
.SAVE SYS BUILD                !Now the non-system handlers are on your OS/8
                       !system.



       To build a system floppy, first boot your conventional OS/8
system in drive 1. Then:

.RUN SYS BUILD
$LOAD RXBSY            !Load the system handler
$REPLACE SYS=BYTE,SYS  !Change the system handler
$INSERT BYTE,RXB0-1    !Install the co-resident drive 0 and 1 handlers.
$BOOT                  !Boot the new OS/8 system.
WRITE ZERO DIRECT?YES
SYS BUILT
.SAVE SYS BUILD                !Save the new build.
.RUN RXA1 FOTP         !Copy files to the new drive
*SYS:<RXA1:BUILD.SV/V  !Except BUILD.
*^C
.R RXFIX               !Fix the boot.

       Before running BUILD on the new system device, run RXFIX to repair
block zero:

.R RXFIX
.RUN SYS BUILD
       .
       .               !BUILD Commands
       .
$BOOT
SYS BUILT
.SAVE SYS BUILD
.R RXFIX               !Make it bootable.

       A patch must be installed to OS/8 PIP to allow the ZERO and SQUISH
commands to work with the new handlers.

.GET SYS PIP
.ODT                           ! NOTE: If you are using the NED Diagnostic
13650/0000  6556                        !       System,  these   patches   are
already
^C                             !       incorporated into PIP.SV
.SAVE SYS PIP

       Since these handlers are COS compatible, they can be used to
copy files to and from COS-310 diskettes. Also, COS310 FILEX can convert
a COS file to an OS/8 file on these diskettes that is readable by OS/8.


               RXFIX.SV        BYTE Mode Floppy Bootstrap Fixer



       The system handler can not be booted with the conventional RX01
bootstrap program. To correct this, a program called RXFIX is included.
This program is run after BUILD to modify the system head (block 0) to
allow bootstrap with the conventional program. It is very important
that this program be run again to restore block 0 before BUILD is run
from the system.

       This is only done when using the BYTE Mode handler, and this action
is incorporated into the Batch Streams that make the BYTE Mode Floppys.

       This program acts like a flip flop; run it once and it makes the
target floppy bootable; run it again and it makes it "Buildable".


       Before running BUILD on the new system device, run RXFIX to repair
block zero:

.R RXFIX
.RUN SYS BUILD
       .
       .               !BUILD Commands
       .
$BOOT
SYS BUILT
.SAVE SYS BUILD
.R RXFIX               !Make it bootable.



       The macro to eliminate the imbedded "bolds" in a converted
WPS to OS8 document is:



       <N [CR] [Rubout] ^N [LF] $R10I$>$$

 
               SHELLY.DG  or  RFCRUNCH


This program was written around 1974 by Bob Shelly of Product Support. It
provides an excellent checkout of the RF08 Disk System. It is an especially
good check of a TSS-8 System. It does, however need an MQ to operate. This
means an 8E or later or an 8I with an EAE.

This program is best used as a GO / NO GO test since the error printouts are
poor at best. The typeouts are interperted as follows:


D

XXXXXXXXXXXX  =  total number of errors

W

XXXXXXXXXXXX  =  positive word count that should have been transferred



Unit    Track     Disk Mem Addr
----    -----     -------------
  X    XXXXXXX    XXXXXXXXXXXX     =  address where xfer SHOULD have started
  X    XXXXXXX    XXXXXXXXXXXX     =  calculated address where xfer DID start

XXXXXXXXXXXX  =  DMA of last WRITE done
XXXXXXXXXXXX  =  DMA of last READ done
-----------X  =  bit 11 is 0 if writing; 1 if reading


S

XXXXXXXXXXXX  =  status register minus photo-sync bit


Program Locations
-----------------

120    -       momory where program was running
121    -       Field disk was breaking to
122    -       unit # and 6 bits of track address
123    -       7th bit of track address and DMA
124    -
125    -       stall
126 to  -      next transfer



        SDUMP.SV or SVDUMP.SV


THIS PROGRAM DUMPS THE CONTENTS OF A SAVE FILE IN OCTAL
AS A LOADED CORE IMAGE.

APPROPRIATE COMMAND DECODER RESPONSE IS
"OUTPUT < INPUT1,INPUT2,..."
DEFAULT OUTPUT IS LPT, DEFAULT INPUT EXTENSION IS .SV.

DUMP FORMAT IS NORMALLY 20 (OCTAL) WORDS WIDE, ABOUT 105
COLUMNS. SPECIFYING A "/N" OPTION CHANGES THE FORMAT TO
10 WORDS WIDE, ALLOWING IT TO FIT ON A TTY.


           CAMP.SV Cassette & Magtape Positioner


To call camp from the system device type:
R CAMP
Camp prints a # to indicate that it is ready to receive a command.  The
command line entered may be terminated with carriage return (CAMP retains
control) or an ALTMODE (ESC, control returns to the keyboard monitor).

Each CAMP command begins with a keyword consisting of two or more letters.
Letters that are required at in upper case.

BAckspace
EOf
HElp
REwind
SKip
UNload
VErsion

The following commands are supported.  DEV: is the permanent name of a 
cassette or magnetic tape drive. The "N" is an unsigned decimal number
representing the number of files or records to perform the operation over.
The number must be in the range 0-4095.  If no number is entered 1 is assumed.

BACKSPACE DEV: N FILES
BACKSPACE DEV: N RECORDS
EOF DEV:
SKIP DEV: N FILES
SKIP DEV: N RECORDS
SKIP DEV: EOD
REWIND DEV:
UNLOAD DEV:
VERSION
HELP

The EOF command writes a single file mark.


        DASM.SV         -       PAL8 DISASSEMBLER


/
/       THIS PROGRAM DOES A SYMBOLIC DISASSEMBLY OF FROM ONE
/       TO EIGHT BINARY INPUT FILES.
/
/       COMMAND DECODER RESPONSE IS:
/
/               OUTPUT < SFILE, BFIL1, BFIL2, ...
/
/       DEFAULT OUTPUT IS THE LINEPRINTER (LPT)
/       DEFAULT INPUT EXTENSION IS .BN FOR ALL INPUT FILES
/
/       THE FIRST INPUT FILE IS A SYMBOL FILE, CONSISTING OF
/       SYMBOL NAMES FOLLOWED BY THE SYMBOL VALUE (FROM ONE TO
/       FOUR OCTAL DIGITS).  THE NAME AND VALUE MUST BE
/       SEPARATED BY ONE OR MORE SPACES.  SEVERAL SYMBOLS MAY
/       BE LISTED ON A LINE, IN A FORMAT SIMILAR TO THAT OF
/       THE SYMBOL LISTING PRODUCED BY PAL8.  THE REMAINING
/       INPUT FILES ARE BINARY FILES TO BE DISASSEMBLED.



/       OPERATION:
/
/       THE DISASSEMBLER WILL OUTPUT A SYMBOLIC REPRESENTATION OF
/       A BINARY FILE (OR FILES) THAT INCLUDES THE LOCATION,
/       SYMBOLIC LOCATION (IF THERE IS A SYMBOL DEFINED WITH THE VALUE
/       OF THE LOCATION, OCTAL VALUE IN THAT LOCATION, AND THE
/       CONTENTS OF THE LOCATION INTERPRETED AS AN INSTRUCTION.
/       EAE INSTRUCTIONS ARE INTERPRETED IN 'A' MODE.  WHERE
/       APPROPRIATE AND POSSIBLE, MEMORY REFERENCES ARE
/       PRINTED SYMBOLICALLY.  THIS CAN NOT HAPPEN AS OFTEN
/       AS MIGHT BE DESIRED BECAUSE OF THE PAGED NATURE OF
/       THE PDP-8, WHICH FORCES MANY INDIRECT REFERENCES
/       TO DATA TO BE MADE.  THE TARGET OF AN INDIRECT
/       REFERENCE CAN NOT BE PRINTED SYMBOLICALLY.
/



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