TOPS-20 Commands Reference Manual
Displays explanatory text for many TOPS-20 system features.
@HELP (ON SUBJECT) name
|name||is the name of a topic chosen from the list given in response to the
command HELP ?
Default name - HELP
Sample of HELP Command Arguments
Other HELP Command Arguments
Note that some of the HELP command arguments shown here may be omitted if the associated topics are not available at your site. The list may include other texts inserted by your system administrator to describe features special to your system. Also, this list is revised frequently to reflect improvements and additions to standard TOPS-20 programs.
Printing HELP Files on the Line Printer
The texts displayed by the HELP command are stored in system logical name HLP: under the name of the topic and file type .HLP. Use the PRINT command to request your own copy.
- Ask for information about the FILCOM program.
@HELP FILCOM FILCOM V21B(60) FILCOM compares two files in either ASCII mode or binary depending upon switches or file name extensions. All standard binary extensions are recognized as binary by default. Switches are :- /A compare in ASCII mode . . . /W compare the Word mode but don't expand files /X expand files before word mode compare
- Use the DIRECTORY command to search system logical name HLP: for any
text involving mail. (Note the use of wildcard characters here.) Then,
print a copy of one of the help files.
@DIRECTORY HLP:*MAIL*.HLP PS:<HELP> MAIL.HLP.2 RDMAIL.HLP.2 Total of 2 files @PRINT /AFTER:1700 HLP:MAIL.HLP [Printer job APLSF queued, request #131, limit 174]