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Re: PDP11 RSTS 7

I will give this a shot!  I think this would be a good session for the weekend.


Alan Flippen wrote:

> At 09:29 AM 6/11/98 -0700, you wrote:
> >It is really strange how somethings start to come back to you.... I wish
> >I remembered where all my manuals went.  I think HUGO got most of them.
> >I am going to try and scan some of the xerox output and get it into the
> >sim.  Does anyone know how to print things to a printer??  or put things
> >into the sim from ansi text, other than cut and paste?
> >
> (1) Create a text file on disk with the stuff that you want to put into the sim.
> (2) When you start the sim, in addition to the "set rp0" commands in Gary's
> instruction list, add the following commands before you boot it:
> att ptr file.txt [where file.txt is the stuff you want to input]
> att ptp pp.txt
> att lpt lp.txt
> Then boot the sim.
> (3) Read the file into the sim through the paper tape reader (one way is to
> type PIP FILE.TXT=PR: or some such).
> (4) You can now also output to the paper tape punch or LP0: (which actually
> will output to your disk files pp.txt and lp.txt).
> Note that, as far as I know, you can only read in one file per simulator
> session. If you want to read in something else, you'll have to take the
> "system" down and issue another att ptr command with another filename.
> Note also that you can read the output to pp.txt or lp.txt immediately with
> another Windows app ... but not all of it; the last record isn't written to
> disk until you leave the sim. If you want to, e.g., put source code of a
> CUSP into your computer to look at with Word, you have to write some extra
> blank lines to the file afterward to fill out the record.
> Once you've set up the "line printer" this way, you can use the
> OPSER/QUEMAN/SPOOL package to print to it, though the block letters don't
> come out correctly. Details on request.
> Cheers,
> Alan