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The CLOSE command terminates any input or output currently in
progress on the specified device.
Although most programs close files when they finish executing a
command string, the CLOSE command is provided for a program that
does not terminate or a program that is being debugged. This
command causes all files which are open for output to be closed.
If a CLOSE is not done, the next RESET by a command (R, RUN, GET)
or program deletes any partially written disk files.
Where: dev: is the logical or physical name of the device on
which I/O is to be terminated. dev: cannot refer to a
disk device. This argument is optional.
If dev: is omitted, I/O is terminated on all devices,
except for the job's controlling terminal, and all
files are CLOSEd.
Leaves your terminal at monitor level.
You cannot continue the program after using CLOSE, but you can
restart at the beginning of your program or you can access DDT.
You cannot specify a disk device as an argument.
1. Terminate input from the paper-tape reader number 2.
2. Terminate I/O from all devices except your terminal.
3. Attempt to terminate I/O from DSKB: assigned logical name
.ASSIGN DSKB: DEVA<RET>
?Not legal for disk-like devices