There are no other files named retrieve.hlp in the archive.
The RETRIEVE command returns an off-line file (magnetic tape copy of a
file) to disk.
@RETRIEVE (FILES) filespec,...
filespec is the specification of any off-line file
(archived or not, visible or invisible) to
which you have access; you may include
wildcard characters (% and *).
Acknowledgment of Request
As soon as you complete a valid RETRIEVE command, the system
responds by printing, on your terminal, the specification of
each off-line file for which you requested retrieval,
followed by [OK].
Notice of Retrieval Sent to Requestor
Depending on the procedures at your site, when the files for
which you have requested retrieval have been restored to
their directory on disk, you may receive a mail message that
contains the names of each retrieved file. Remember that,
depending on how frequently your site processes retrieval
requests, this message may not be sent until one or more
days after your request.
Invisibility of Retrieved Files
If you retrieve invisible files, they will remain invisible
(whether archived or not) when restored to disk. Use the
SET FILE VISIBLE command to make invisible files visible.
Until you do so, they will be inaccessible to most TOPS-20
Using Retrieved Archived Files
As long as a retrieved archived file is visible, you can
inspect it using the TYPE or PRINT command, or list its
specifications using DIRECTORY-class commands. However, you
cannot add to it or change it (for example, by using
APPEND). To make changes to a copy of a retrieved archived
file, first use the COPY command to copy it to a new
specification. If you wish, you can then request archival
for this new file (using the ARCHIVE command) and delete the
old one (using the DELETE command with the ARCHIVED
subcommand). You can return an (unchanged) on-line archived
file to off-line status by using the DELETE command with the
CONTENTS-ONLY subcommand, or withdraw archive status from
the file (make it an ordinary disk file) by using the
Using Retrieved Non-archived Files
As long as a retrieved non-archived file is visible, you can
use TOPS-20 commands with it as with any other disk file.
The only difference is that after any command that has
changed the file, the tape copy of the file is no longer
valid. This means that you cannot give the DELETE command
with the CONTENTS-ONLY subcommand to return the file to
Implied Retrieval Requests
If your system has enabled the "automatic retrieval-wait"
feature (give the INFORMATION SYSTEM-STATUS command to find
out whether it has) and the SET RETRIEVAL-WAIT command is in
effect for your job, any command that attempts to use an
off-line file will create an automatic retrieval request for
that file. Under these conditions, commands such as TYPE or
COPY for which you specify off-line files will not be
executed until those files are retrieved. Implied retrieval
requests are most useful in batch jobs.
ARCHIVE for requesting archival
of specified files
CANCEL RETRIEVE for canceling retrieval
requests before they are
DELETE (with CONTENTS-ONLY subcommand)
for deleting the disk
contents only of
retrieved (on-line) files
DIRECTORY (with OFFLINE subcommand) for listing the
specifications of visible
DIRECTORY (with OFFLINE and INVISIBLE subcommands)
for listing the
invisible off-line files
DIRECTORY (with TIMES TAPE-WRITE subcommand)
for finding out the write
date of the tape copy of
DISCARD for giving up the tape
copy of retrieved files
INFORMATION RETRIEVAL-REQUESTS for finding out the
status of retrieval
1. Retrieve an off-line file.
2. Attempt to use a file. Upon discovering that it is off-line,
retrieve the file. When it has been restored to your
directory, discard the tape copy of the file, and then have
it printed on your terminal.
?File is off-line: FILBRK.HLP.1
!THIS IS JUST A TEXT FILE TESTER.
3. Get a listing of your archived files. Retrieve one that is
off line, examine it, and return it to off-line status.
Total of 6 files
!A TEXT FILE TESTER
MISC:<GOLDEN> [1 page freed]
4. Get an inclusive listing of your off-line files, including
the date the tape copy was written. Retrieve three of them,
and check the requests in the retrieval queue. Cancel one of
ARCHIVE.ALSO.1;OFFLINE 8-Jun-85 07:59:08
.NOT.1;OFFLINE 8-Jun-85 07:59:09
DUMPER.MAC.1;OFFLINE 7-Mar-85 05:19:10
PRODUK.EXE.4;OFFLINE 7-Mar-85 05:19:13
SQUARE.EXE.1;OFFLINE 7-Mar-85 05:19:14
Total of 5 files
ARCHIVE.TOO.1;OFFLINE 8-Jun-79 07:59:10
BRCHIVE.TXT.1;OFFLINE 27-Jun-79 04:04:58
ERCHIVE.TXT.1;OFFLINE 8-Jun-79 07:59:11
FRCHIVE.TXT.1;OFFLINE 12-Jul-79 03:23:03
MOOBE.TXT.1;OFFLINE 8-Jun-79 07:59:12
Total of 5 files
@RETRIEVE PRODUK.EXE, FRCHIVE.TXT, MOOBE.TXT
Name Req# Tape 1 Tape 2 User
------ ---- ------ ------ -------
MOOBE 507 5329 5520 GOLDEN
PRODUK 505 5538 5583 GOLDEN
FOOBAR 407 5845 5856 TOMCZAK
EE155 442 6279 5883 WRIGHT
BRCHIV 504 5543 7138 GOLDEN
FRCHIV 506 7138 7559 GOLDEN
There are 6 jobs in the queue (none in progress)
@CANCEL RETRIEVE 507
[1 Job canceled]