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PROGRAM FOR SUBMITTING USER COMPLAINTS
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The GRIPE program enables users to record comments and complaints. It
reads text entered by a user and records it in a preserved disk file
which is read at specific intervals by the operations staff. This
file has a protection of <157> which can be changed by redefining the
symbol CMPRIV to a value other than 157B8. The user's text is written
as a file CMP###,CMP (where ### is a random number) currently in the
3,3 area on the same structure from which GRIPE.SAV was run.
Therefore, the complaints are always on a public file structure. If
GRIPE cannot determine the file structure, or the INIT fails, GRIPE
uses device DSK:. GRIPE also places a header in the file which
includes the date, time, and the name of the user writing the comment.
As an aid to the reader of the GRIPE file, several extra carriage
return-line feeds are added at the end of each complaint. This allows
the reader to list all complaints (by typing *.CMP) without having
them run together.
2.0 OPERATING PROCEDURES
To run GRIPE, perform the following steps.
1. Type R GRIPE<CR>.
2. When the program types YES?, type any comments or complaints.
The text entered is written as a separate file which includes
a header with the date, time, and project programmer number
of the user entering the text.
3. Terminate the input with an ESCAPE($) character.
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The following example illustrates the use of GRIPE:
YES? (TYPE ESCAPE WHEN THROUGH) THIS CONSOLE IS
ALMOST OUT OF PAPER$
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