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DECSYSTEM20 TOOLS TAPE
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and should not be construed as a commitment by Digital Equipment
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Digital Equipment Corporation assumes no responsbility for the use
or reliability of its software on equipment that is not supplied by
Copyright (C) 1980 by Digital Equipment Corporation
The TOOLs tape being distributed with TOPS20 contains software tools
which are in constent use in during the development, documentation, and
testing of DECSYSTEM20 software. There have been many customer requests
for access to these tools. Because they are merely tools used for
creating software products and not software products themselves, they
have neither funded development nor funded support. However, because
they are important for the development of products, these tools are
normally kept up to date.
The tools tape has been created to provide customer access to these
software tools. The software on this tape is customer installed and
customer supported. There is no direct nor implied commitment on the
part of Digital to support these software tools. Nor is there any
commitment that the documentation enclosed accurately reflects the
The software described in this document is furnished under the TOPS20
license and may be used or copied only in accordance with the terms of
There are four different software tools on the tape, each contained in a
separate DUMPER save set.
1. DSR -- DEC Standard RUNOFF
This is an extended version of RUNOFF. It fixes many of the
bugs, provides a number of new features, and is compatible with
varients which run under VAX/VMS. Along with this RUNOFF
(called DSR), there are post-processing programs for creating
tables of contents and indexes.
2. SYSDPY -- SYSTEM Display Utility
This program displays a variety of system oriented information
on a CRT. The display is kept up to date at periodic
intervals. It is a useful tool for the system's programmer
when evaluating system load and/or per-job resource usage.
3. MS -- Mail System
This mail system can be used in conjunction with the
MAIL/RDMAIL system already available on the DECSYSTEM20. It
contains a large number of features for processing, replying
to, and forwarding electronic mail.
4. NRT20 -- Networked Remote Terminals
This tool consists of a pair of tasks which can talk across a
DECNET link for the purpose of providing a link from a terminal
on one system to the other system. While it has low bandwidth,
it is extremely useful in an environment where more than two
DECSYSTEM20's are linked by DECNET.