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The VERSION command prints on your terminal the version number of
the program in your core area (that is, the last program you ran
implicitly or explicitly). One use of this command is to
determine the program that printed an error message on your
terminal. If your terminal is still at user level (that is, a
character other than a period was printed) after the message, you
can type the following:
^C (two CTRL/Cs if the program is not waiting for input)
The monitor returns with the name of the program in core (that
is, the one presumed to have printed the message) and the version
number of that program. After receiving the information, you can
type CONTINUE to return your terminal to user mode. If the
message was a fatal message (that is, a period was printed after
the message), you do not have to type CTRL/C because the terminal
is already at monitor level. In most cases, you cannot type
CONTINUE after a fatal error message.
The version number is obtained from .JBVER and .JBHVR in the job
data area and is printed in standard format. Similar output is
automatically generated by the SET WATCH VERSION command. (For
more help on SET WATCH, see the help file SETWAT.) The output
from these two commands is in one of the following forms:
[low + high] The low and high segments are different.
[low] There is only a low segment.
[low +] The low and high segments are the same.
[+] A GETSEG monitor call has been performed
to a high segment that matches the low
[+ high] A GETSEG monitor call has been done to a
high segment that does not match the low
[+ high + high] A SEGOP. monitor call has been done to
bring a high segment into core without
destroying the existing high segment.
[blank] The high segment has been released.
[+ FROM file-spec] The file has been read into memory.
[+ high NOT SHARABLE FROM file-spec]
The file read into memory is not
With the VERSION command, the low and high segments are
represented in the format:
With the SET WATCH VERSION command, the low and high segments are
represented in one of three formats:
name version The program is not from SYS:.
:name version The output is the result of a SETNAM
monitor call (for example, at the end of
S:name version The program is a program loaded from the
system device (actual SYS:, not logical
The name is the name of the program and the version is in
standard format. When the version number is output, the standard
major-version minor-version(edit)-group who modified program
The major version is octal; the minor version is alphabetic; the
edit is octal and enclosed in parentheses and the group who last
modified the program is octal and preceded by a hyphen (0 is DEC
development, 1 is all other DEC personnel, and 2-7 is customer).
There are no spaces separating the items, and if an item is zero,
it does not appear in print. The parentheses and hyphen also do
not appear in print if the corresponding item is zero. The
following are examples of version numbers output in standard
10B(335)-1 major version 10, minor version B, edit
number 335, group that last modified program
7(5) major version 7, minor version 0, edit number
5, group that last modified program 0.
54A major version 54, minor version A, edit
number 0, group that last modified program 0.
Leaves your terminal at monitor level.
Does not destroy your job's core image.
1. Run the TECO program.
Halt the program.
Find version number.
TECO 23B(162) +
Continue the program and exit.
2. Type a file.
BEGIN INTEGER S, C, B, A;
! THIS PROGRAM WILL ADD THREE NUMBERS AND;
! PRINT THE RESULT; ^C
Find version number of PIP, which executes TYPE.
PIP 33B(260) +
Run and halt the SYSTAT program.
STATUS OF R5743A SYS #40/2 AT 14:45:44 ON 22-APR-75
UPTIME 7:36:20+7:34:33, ^C
Find the version number of SYSTAT.