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November 1982 DIGITAL Standard Runoff Version V2.1-03
This Help file lists the command-line switches for DIGITAL Standard Runoff
(DSR). For full instructions, including descriptions of all input-file com-
mands, see the "TOPS-20 DIGITAL Standard Runoff (DSR) User's Guide," order
@ RUNOFF file-spec [/switches]
The file-spec identifies an ASCII file (containing text and DSR commands) to
be formatted into an output file. If you omit the file type, DSR assumes a
file type of RNO. No wild-cards are supported.
The following output file types result from the given input file types:
Input Output Input Output Input Output
----- ------ ----- ------ ----- ------
.RNB .BLB .RNH .HLP .RNP .OPR
.RNC .CCO .RNL .PLM .RNS .STD
.RND .DOC .RNM .MAN .RNT .MEC
.RNE .ERR .RNO .MEM .RNX .MEX
none, other .MEM
Optional items are shown in brackets [ ]. Defaults values are shown in paren-
theses (D= ). Items that can be repeated are indicated by elipses (...).
Controls whether DSR uses the ASCII backspace character to perform character-
by-character overprinting. Default is line-by-line overprinting.
/BOLD[:n] (D=1) /NOBOLD
Controls whether flagged characters are boldfaced by overprinting the text
a specified number of times.
/CHANGE-BARS[:"c"] (D="|") /NOCHANGE-BARS
Controls whether DSR outputs change bars in the left margin of the output
pages as indicated in the input file by the .BEGIN BAR and .END BAR
/CONTENTS[:file-spec] /NOCONTENTS (D)
Controls whether DSR generates an additional output file that can become
all or part of the input for the TOC program, which generates a table of
/DEBUG[:(option,...)] /NODEBUG (D)
Directs DSR to show its handling of certain commands in the output file.
You can specify one or more of the following options:
CONDITIONALS Causes DSR to ignore all conditional commands (.IF, .ELSE,
.IFNOT, and .ENDIF), and to output all formatted text.
CONTENTS Causes DSR to write all .SEND TOC commands to the output file.
FILES Causes DSR to write all .REQUIRE commands to the output file.
INDEX Causes DSR to write all .INDEX and .ENTRY commands and all
index-flagged text to the output file.
/DOWN[:n] (Param D=5 if null) /NODOWN (D)
Directs DSR to insert n blank lines at the top of each output page.
Causes DSR to terminate and return to the monitor after processing the
current command line.
Specifies the maximum number of lines that can be output to a page, in-
cluding all header and trailing information. The form-size is the total
number of lines per physical lineprinter page.
Causes display of this file (RUNOFF.HLP) before the current command line
/INDEX[:file-spec] /NOINDEX (D)
Controls whether DSR generates an additional output file that can become all
or part of the input to the TCX program, which generates a two-column index.
/LOG /NOLOG (D)
Controls whether or not DSR writes a termination message to the terminal.
Specifies the destination for DSR error messages. You can indicate a
specific destination by specifying either of the following options:
OUTPUT Put error messages only into the output file
USER Display error messages only on the terminal
Causes flagged text to be underlined by a nonspacing character such as
a bell or control character. When supplying a character (c) to replace
the default nonspacing character (bell = %D7), you must specify an octal
or decimal value (for example, %O22 or %D9).
/OUTPUT[:file-spec] (D) /NOOUTPUT
Specifies the file for output from DSR. The default file name is the name
of the input file with the associated extension as noted above.
Indicates that only pages within the specified range(s) are to be output.
You can specify multiple page ranges by separating them with commas in the
/PAUSE /NOPAUSE (D)
Controls whether DSR pauses before printing each page of output.
/RIGHT[:n] (Param D=5 if null) /NORIGHT (D)
Directs DSR to shift the output to the right on each line by the number
of columns specified.
Causes flagged text to be underlined by a character on a separate line.
You can supply a character (c) to replace the default separate-underlining
character, hyphen (-). Specify the replacement character as either a charac-
ter enclosed in quotation marks or as an octal or decimal value (for exam-
ple, %O35 or %D61).
/SEQUENCE /NOSEQUENCE (D)
Controls whether DSR outputs sequential line numbers at the right of each
line in the output file. These line numbers indicate the input line that
generated each output line.
/SIMULATE /NOSIMULATE (D)
Controls whether line feeds or form feeds are used to advance to the top of
each page. The default uses form feeds.
/UNDERLINE[:"c"] (D="_") /NOUNDERLINE
Specify the character to be used for underlining, or disable all under-
lining (/NOUNDERLINE). You can supply a character (c) to replace the
default underlining character, underscore (_). Specify the replacement
character as either a character enclosed in quotation marks or as an
octal or decimal value (for example, %O35 or %D51).
Enables output of conditional text controlled by the name(s) given in the
string. These names are defined in the input file using the .IF, .IFNOT,
.ELSE, and .ENDIF DSR commands.