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Command format for MTFILE is the traditional scan
output specification = input specification(s)
where a specification is DEV:FILNAM.EXT[prj,prg]/SWITCHES
If a device is not specified, the default is DSK:.
The standard switches BEFORE, DENSITY, PARITY, PHYSICAL,
PROTECT, and SINCE are supported. Additional
switches are listed below. Switch arguments
(represented by #) are in decimal. Any unique
switch abbreviation is allowed.
ALL Transfer all files with the specified name,
instead of accepting just the first occurrence.
This switch remains in effect until cancelled by
/0ALL. The initial mode is 0ALL.
BEGIN:# On output device, begin writing at specified file
instead of seeking logical end of tape. On input
device, skip to specified file before beginning
END:# On input device, end search after specified file
FAST Brief directory listing: file numbers, names,
GARBAGE Garbage collect (must be from one MTFILE device to
another). On pass one, the input tape is scanned
for retrieval information. On pass two, all files
which have not been superceded are copied to the
output tape. A file is superceded if another file
with the same name, extension, and UFD exists with
a more recent creation time/date, or if such a
file with the same time/date exists with a higher
IGNORE Ignore UFD information on input MTFILE-tape, when
searching for a file by name. This does not
bypass protection checking. This switch remains
in effect until cancelled by /0IGNORE. The
initial mode is IGNORE.
LIST List directory of MTFILE tape: file numbers,
names, extensions, sizes, dates, versions, and
MTAPE:X Where X is one of the following:
A skip file
B backspace file
D skip record
F write EOF
P backspace record
T skip to logical EOT
U rewind and unload
If data transfer is indicated, positioning will be
performed before the data transfer. The form
"DEV:/SWITCH" may be used for positioning with no
data transfer. If backspace file is requested, it
is followed by an implicit skip file (unless the
tape is at load point) to position the tape to the
beginning of a file.
NORMAL This device is not MTFILE format.
QUOTE Take input file name as a name, even though it may
consist entirely of digits. This switch remains
in effect until cancelled by /0QUOTE. In the
initial mode, 0QUOTE, a file specification such as
25 would mean the twenty-fifth file on the tape,
rather than a file with file name of '25'.
TIME List detailed directory, including creation time
WIND Rewind the specified device.
X One-to-one copy, as in PIP. Names, extensions,
and other retrieval information are taken from the
input files unless given explicitly.
ZERO If the output device is a DECtape, clear directory
before transferring files. If the output device
is an MTFILE tape, begin writing at load point
with file one (same as /BEGIN:1).
The switches BEGIN, END, MTAPE, NORMAL, WIND, AND ZERO
must be given with the device to which they refer.