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The DEPOSIT command modifies the contents of a specific memory
@DEPOSIT (MEMORY LOCATION) address (CONTENTS) data
address is an octal number or a symbol.
data is a symbolic or numerical expression.
Status of Pages
When you complete a DEPOSIT command, the system gives you a
message indicating the status of the page you are trying to
change: "[New]" for previously nonexistent pages,
"[Shared]" for those having Copy-on-Write status, or "?Can't
write that page" for other pages. (See also Hints - Setting
the Page-access of Memory Pages, below.) However, no
message is printed for deposits made to private pages.
For symbols that are defined in multiple modules of a
program, you can be specific by giving the module name
followed by an ampersand (&) and the symbol name.
Using DDT Instead
Usually the DEPOSIT command is unnecessary, as the DDT
program provides more powerful methods for modifying the
contents of memory.
Abbreviating DEPOSIT Arguments
The contents of each memory location are represented as two
6-digit octal numbers. By inserting a pair of commas
between these two numbers, you can abbreviate them. For
example, to deposit 000004000050 into memory location
151003, use the command
@DEPOSIT 151003 4,,50
This is the same as
@DEPOSIT 151003 4000050
Note that you can also insert commas between expressions.
For example, the command
@DEPOSIT 1 1+3,, 5+7
deposits 000004000014 into memory location 1. (Expressions
are considered to be octal unless they contain an 8 or a 9,
in which case they are considered to be decimal and are
translated to octal.)
The DEPOSIT command itself can be abbreviated by the single
Deposit Address Defaults to the One Examined, and Vice Versa
The first argument of a DEPOSIT command defaults to the
address examined by your most recent EXAMINE command. (You
must press the ESCAPE key to take this default.) The
argument of an EXAMINE command defaults to the address whose
contents were modified by your most recent DEPOSIT command.
Therefore you can examine a memory location, deposit a new
value in it, and verify your action, while specifying the
location only once. If you give DEPOSIT commands without
intervening EXAMINE commands (or vice versa), the default
address increases by 1 for each subsequent command.
Setting the Page-access of Memory Pages
If the system responds to a DEPOSIT command with an error
message of the form, "?Can't write that page", give the SET
PAGE-ACCESS COPY-ON-WRITE command for the page. Then give
DEPOSIT again. If the system allows it, you will be given
your own copy of the page to modify.
Using DEPOSIT With Inferior Processes
To modify memory for a process inferior to the one
immediately below the TOPS-20 command processor, you must
give the FORK command to specify this process before using
DEPOSIT. Remember that for an inferior process to run, all
superior processes must be running too. INFORMATION
PROGRAM-STATUS tells you which processes these are.
Effect on Memory
The DEPOSIT command changes one location in memory.
DDT for calling a debugging program,
allowing more efficient modification
EXAMINE for displaying the contents of a
specific memory location
FORK for selecting the process whose
memory you want to modify
INFORMATION MEMORY-USAGE for displaying a list of memory
pages, their contents and status
SET PAGE-ACCESS for making it possible to write to
1. Deposit a value in a memory location.
@DEPOSIT 1500 21
2. Modify a memory location, using symbols. Then examine the
@DEPOSIT T3+1 P+2
T3+1/ P+2 (4/ 21)
3. Try to deposit a number into a page of memory that does not
allow it. Examine memory, set the page to Copy-on-Write
status, and try again (succeeding this time).
@DEPOSIT 716505 0
?Can't write that page
216. pages, Entry vector loc 462207 len 254000
Section 0 R, W, E, Private
0-11 Private R, W, E
20 Private R, W, E
400-401 Private R, W, E
402-660 <FIELD-IMAGE>FORTRA.EXE.3 13-271 R, CW, E
700-730 <NEXT-RELEASE>PA1050.EXE.4 1-31 R, E
731-733 Private R, W, E
@SET PAGE-ACCESS 716 COPY-ON-WRITE
@DEPOSIT 716505 0
4. Check your program status (the arrow [=>] indicates your
current process [fork]). Select an inferior process, deposit
a value into a memory location, and verify that memory for
the superior process is not changed to this.
Used 0:00:05 in 0:10:11
SET UUO-SIMULATION (FOR PROGRAM)
SET CONTROL-C-CAPABILITY (OF PROGRAM)
=> MACRO (1): ^C from IO wait at 775701, 0:00:00.3
Fork 2: HALT at 472052, 0:00:00.1
@DEPOSIT 3500 12