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The  TRANSLATE  command   displays   the   project-programmer   number
corresponding to a directory name, or the directory name corresponding
to a project-programmer number.


     @TRANSLATE (DIRECTORY) dev:<directory>


     @TRANSLATE (DIRECTORY) dev:[project-programmer number]


     dev:<directory>                     is the name of the directory,
                                         enclosed  in  angle brackets,
                                         that you want translated.
                                              Default dev: - your

     dev:[project-programmer number]     is   the   project-programmer
                                         number,  enclosed  in  square
                                         brackets,   that   you   want
                                              Default dev: - your


     Using Project-programmer Numbers

          Use project-programmer numbers instead  of  directory  names
          when  giving file specifications to programs written for the
          TOPS-10  operating  system.   These  include  the  assembler
          MACRO;  the FORTRAN, COBOL, and ALGOL compilers; the linking
          loader  LINK;   and   utility   programs   CREF   (providing
          cross-reference   information)  and  FILCOM  (for  comparing

          If  you  are  unsure  whether  a  system  program   requires
          project-programmer numbers, load it into memory (using the R
          command), give a CTRL/C to return to TOPS-20 command  level,
          and  then  examine  memory with the INFORMATION MEMORY-USAGE
          command.  If the file PA1050.EXE (the TOPS-10  compatibility
          package)   is  present  in  memory,  then  the  program  was
          originally  written  for   TOPS-10   and   may   require   a
          project-programmer  number where you would ordinarily give a
          directory name.

     Avoiding Project-programmer Numbers

          To avoid project-programmer numbers, define a  logical  name
          (of  6  or  fewer  characters) as the directory in question.
          Then use this logical name in place of  the  directory  when
          giving  file specifications.  The system program will accept
          the logical name as a device name, and will  then  be  using
          the correct directory.

Related Commands

     DEFINE     for defining a logical name as a directory,  to  avoid
                using a project-programmer number


     1.  Find out the project-programmer number associated  with  your
         connected directory.

         PS:<LATTA> (IS) PS:[4,261]

     2.  Verify that the project-programmer number reported in Example
         1 does correspond to your directory on PS:.

         @TRANSLATE PS:[4,261]
         PS:[4,261] (IS) PS:<LATTA>