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The LABEL command writes an identifier onto a DECtape. The
identifier is stored on the tape itself and is printed when you
print a directory of the tape with the DIRECT command. You
should assign a unique label to each DECtape to avoid confusing
one tape with another. You must use the ASSIGN command to access
the tape before you can use LABEL.
This command runs the COMPIL program, which interprets the
command before running PIP.
LABEL dev: ^name^
Where: dev: is a physical or logical name that represents a
^ is the delimiter of the DECtape identifier. The
delimiter can also be quotes. If the identifier
consists entirely of alphanumeric characters, the
delimiters can be omitted.
name is a 1- to 6-character name to be used as the
identifier. Any characters can be used except the
You must use the ASSIGN command to access the tape before you can
Leaves your terminal at monitor level.
Destroys your core image.
1. Identify DECtape 4, which has the logical name TIME:
.LABEL TIME ^2:00^<RET>
2. Identify DECtape 5 as NAME:
.LABEL DTA5: "NAME"<RET>