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The ENABLE command enables any special capabilities you may have.
Dollar Sign Prompt
The ENABLE command causes the system to print a dollar sign
prompt ($), indicating enabled capabilities, in place of the
standard at sign prompt (@). The dollar sign prompt is
printed after ENABLE even if you have not been granted any
Capabilities of Log-In Directory Only
The ENABLE command activates only those capabilities that
have been granted to the owner of your log-in directory.
You do not receive any capabilities as a result of CONNECT
or ACCESS commands or group memberships.
Capabilities are defined by your login directory but are a
characteristic of your job and can be enabled in any
directory to which you connect. To list your capabilities,
give the INFORMATION DIRECTORY command for your login
Capabilities are assigned with the BUILD command. See the
BUILD command subcommands in this manual for brief
descriptions of special capabilities.
Dollar Sign Prompt in Batch Jobs
Because a dollar sign placed in the location of a TOPS-20
prompt could be confused with a batch command, the system
precedes the enabled prompt with a space for batch jobs.
Capabilities Changed While Logged In
Capabilities are given to your job when you log in. If your
capabilities are changed while you are logged-in, you must
log out and log in again for the change to take effect.
Disabling Capabilities Promptly
Because your commands are much more powerful if you have
capabilities enabled, you should disable them as soon as you
have finished using them. Otherwise you or a program that
you run could accidentally damage the system.
DISABLE for suspending any capabilities
that the system manager has given
INFORMATION DIRECTORY (for for finding out which capabilities,
the login directory) have been granted to you.
1. Enable your capabilities.
2. Try to assign a tape drive to your job before taking it off
line for repairs. But it is already assigned to another
user, whose terminal is set to refuse links. Enable your
capabilities and ask him to deassign the tape drive. Then
?MTA2: Already assigned to job 29
29 53 EXEC R.SCHNEIDER
?Refused, send mail to the user instead
LINK FROM F.DOMINO, TTY 221
$;ROBIN - PLEASE DEASSIGN MTA2:. IT MUST BE TAKEN OFF LINE
$;FOR MAINTENANCE. USE MTA3: INSTEAD. THANKS.