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PLEASE provides a mechanism for talking to an operator. Requests for
contact with the operator are queued; when the operator is available,
you can carry on a conversation. If the operator is busy, you can wait
or send a one-way message if you do not need an answer.
In order to talk to an operator, that operator must have started
OPLEASE. The operator will have an ID that is installation-dependent.
Normally this will be null. To start PLEASE type to the command
where 'id' is the operator's ID and 'text' is your message. Your
message may be more than one line long. If the operator's ID is null,
If the operator is available, you will receive the message
[Operator has been notified.]
This means that your message has been typed on the operator's console.
It does not mean that the operator is present at the console. You can
begin two-way conversation at this point. Conversation ends when either
of you type EScAPE or CTRL/Z.
If the operator is busy, you will receive the message
[Operator is busy. Please wait.]
If you wait, the operator will be notified when all requests ahead of
yours have been processed. If you do not require an answer, you may
type ESCAPE, and your message will be typed on the operator's console
when all requests ahead of yours have been processed. In the latter
case you will exit from PLEASE immediately, and the operator cannot
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