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HOW TO USE REV
REV is a general file manipulation program. It can be used to copy,
rename, delete, and list files. Wild file names and PPN'S are accepted.
REV supports two command modes: "STAR" mode, in which a command
involving an unlimited number of files is given and then processed, and
"REV" mode, where files are individually listed and manipulated
according to the user's commands.
Upon running REV, the program first goes into STAR mode. REV will type
an asterisk ("*") on the terminal indicating that it is awaiting a
command. The user may then type a command of the form:
*DEV:FILE.EXT[P,PN,SFD1,SFD2 ...]<NNN>/SWITCH ;OR
Several file specifications may be seperated by commas. The command
scanner is flexible, and will take many variations of the above
examples. For example, the following would be valid:
"DEV:" is the device used. This defaults to "DSK" if nothing is
"FILE" is the file name. Wild cards may be used here. An asterisk
("*") indicates that any unspecified part of the name is wild. A
question mark ("?") indicates a single wild character. Normally only
alphanumeric characters are accepted for the file name, but funny names
may be enclosed in double quotes ("""), which will cause all non-control
characters to be accepted.
"EXT" is the file extension. The same wild card rules apply.
[P,PN] is the project programmer number enclosed in square brackets and
divided by a comma. The PPN may optionally be followed by SFD
specifications seperated by commas. An asterisk may be used to specify
a wild project or programmer number, and a question mark represents a
wild digit. Wild cards apply to SFD specifications as they do to file
names. If not specified, this value normally defaults to the user's
default path except in the case of a file being renamed, in which case
the PPN defaults to the current path of the renamed file. If either the
project or programmer number is omited, the project or programmer number
under which the user is logged in is substituted. The use of "[-]"
indicates the user's default path.
<nnn> represents an octal 3 digit protection code enclosed in angle
brackets. This is only required when specifying protection for a new or
Certain commands will imply wild cards for unspecified file names and
extensions. In general, if a REV function just lists information, then
unspecified file names or extensions become wild. Functions which
perform action on the specified files never have automatic wild
substitution. For example, while /LIST with no other arguments will
list all files, /DELETE will not delete all files!
Switches specify the type of action requested. The following switches
are legal from STAR mode:
AFTER - Files are not processed until one matching the
specifications given are met. Every file found following that is
BACKSCAN - Causes the file to be operated on before the
directory file which it is in can be operated on. For example, a
directory of [,,*] will list files on [,] before files on [,,*],
but the latter will be listed first if /BACKSCAN is used.
CONFIRM - Causes confirmation of each file before it is altered
according to the command specifications. Each file to be acted
upon is listed, then "CONFIRM: is typed, and the user may type
"YES" or "NO" (CRLF defaults to "NO). If "YES" is typed, the file
is altered as specified in the command line, if "NO" is typed, the
file is ignored.
CODE - When used with the /COPY or /TYPE switches, the files
transferred will be coded according to the given password. If a
password has not been previously input, it will be requested.
COPY - The file on the right side of the equals sign is copied
to the specifications given on the left of the equals sign. This
switch is default when an equals sign is in the command.
DELETE - This causes the specified files to be deleted.
DIRECT - Gives a directory of the specified files. This switch
is default when no equals sign is in the command line.
EXIT - Exit to monitor level.
FAST - Lists only the names and paths of files matching the
specifications. This is a brief form of /DIRECT.
HELP - Type this text. /HELP:SWITCHES will list available
INDIVIDUAL - This switch causes REV to enter REV mode. For each
file matching the specifications, a line of information followed by
a colon is typed. See the following section on REV mode.
LIBRARY - Causes the PPN specified to become the user's library
ppn. If no PPN is specified, then the present library, if any, is
removed. A library is a PPN that is automatically searched for
files when the search in the specified path proved unsuccessful.
LIST - The same as /DIRECT
KILL - The same as /DELETE
NOSCAN - This switch prevents files along higher levels of SFD
nesting than the specified level from being returned. For example,
the specification *.*[,,*] would return files in [,], but
*.*[,,*]/NOSCAN would not.
PASSWO - This is the same as /CODE, except that a new password
is always requested.
PATH - Sets the user's default path to the specified path.
NEW - Enables NEW on the user's path.
SYS - Enables SYS on the user's path.
NONEW - Removes NEW from the user's path.
NOSYS - Removes SYS from the user's path.
PROTECT - Protect the files with the specified octal protection
code. If no code is specified, the default is 155. This switch is
the default if a protection code is specified.
RENAME - Renames the files from the right side of the equals
sign to the specifications given in the left side of the equals
sign. Wildcards on the left side of the equals sign indicates
specifications that do not change. For example, the command
would change the name of abcdef.geh to xbcdef.geh.
SINCE:argument - Only processes files with creation dates later
than the specified argument, where arguments may be one of the
three, "TODAY", "YESTERDAY", or "LOGIN". (/SINCE:LOGIN means the
time since this job logged in.) If no argument is given, the
default is LOGIN. In pre-602 monitors, it may be impossible to
determine how long this job has been logged in. In this case TODAY
is substituted for the argument. Note that the /SINCE switch
requires all files considered to be looked up, adding considerable
overhead to the program. Also note that REV will read the internal
creation date of the files, which is the absolute creation date and
time, and this does not necessarily correspond to the date that the
file is listed as having. The listed date may be changed by
rename, the internal creation date cannot.
SUPER - Meaningful only with /RENAME or /DELETE. Causes the
file protection to be lowered prior to the change, and restored
afterwards, so that high-protected files can have their attributes
changed without going through the trouble of protecting them low
TYPE - The specified files are typed on the terminal.
When REV mode is entered through the /INDIVIDUAL switch, any file found
to be matching specifications given is listed on the TTY followed by a
colon. Then a single command may be given to alter that file. A
carriage return leaves the file unchanged, and the program goes on to
the next file. The following switches apply to REV mode:
COPY - The causes the file being reviewed to be copied into the
file specification given.
DELETE - The reviewed file is deleted.
EXIT - Exits to STAR mode.
KILL - The same as /DELETE
PROTECT - The file is given the specified protection. This is
default if protection is specified with no other switches.
RENAME - The file listed is given the new name, extension,
protection, or path. This switch is default if a name, extension,
path, or protection are specified with no other switches.
SUPER - Protects the file with a low protection before doing
TYPE - Types the file on the terminal
UP - Causes REV to go back up the list of reviewed files when
choosing the next file for review.
While the /TYPE or /DIRECT switch to REV is being processed, typing two
control-C's will abort the command and keep the program in STAR or REV
mode. This feature is implemented to allow the user to use the /TYPE
switch to look at the contents of a file without being required to sit
through an hour of typeout or control-O the output. Typing the
control-C's while the file types will bring the job back to command mode
Here is an example of how REV can be used:
*.SFD ;SHOW ALL FILES WITH THE EXTENSION OF "SFD"
DAEMON SFD 1 <775> 4-JUL-76
SYSINF SFD 1 <775> 4-JUL-76
MAKPFH SFD 1 <775> 4-JUL-76
CIT SFD 1 <775> 28-AUG-76
CIT SFD 1 <755> 27-JUN-76
DAENEW SFD 1 <775> 11-JUL-76
TWICE SFD 1 <775> 28-JUL-76
SYSTAT SFD 1 <775> 11-AUG-76
COMPIL SFD 1 <775> 11-AUG-76
PSISER SFD 1 <775> 26-AUG-76
MONGEN SFD 1 <775> 26-AUG-76
*P*/F ;GIVE A FAST LISTING OF ALL FILES WHICH START WITH "P"
PR MAC PS MAC PSI EXE PSI MAC
*FOO.SFD=NUL: ;CREATE THE FILE FOO.SFD
*[,,FOO]/PATH ;PUT MY DEFAULT PATH INTO FOO
*[-] ;WHAT FILES DO I HAVE ON MY DEFAULT PATH?
? ALL FILES REJECTED DSK:*.*[30,4666,FOO]
*=HLPN:*.* ;COPY ALL FILES FROM HLPN: TO MY DEFAULT PATH
*;THE FILES THAT WERE FOUND WERE LISTED.
*[-] ;NOW WHAT FILES DO I HAVE?
DECUPD HLP 2 <055> 5-SEP-76
FILDAE HLP 1 <055> 5-SEP-76
DBMEND HLP 2 <055> 5-SEP-76
*/I ;ENTER REV MODE FOR ALL FILES ON MY DEFAULT PATH
DECUPD HLP 2 <055> 5-SEP-76 : X ;RENAME TO X.HLP
FILDAE HLP 1 <055> 5-SEP-76 : <333>/UP;FIX PROT, GO BACK
X HLP 2 <055> 5-SEP-76 : ;DON'T CHANGE THIS
FILDAE HLP 1 <333> 5-SEP-76 : /K ;TRY TO DELETE
? RENAME ERROR(2) PROTECTED
FILDAE HLP 1 <333> 5-SEP-76 : /K/S ;WAS PROTECTED, DO SUPER
DBMEND HLP 2 <055> 5-SEP-76 : Z/COP ;COPY TO Z.HLP
**.*/K ;NOW DELETE ALL FILES ON PATH
*;ALL LISTED FILES WERE DELETED.
*[,]/PATH ;GET MY PATH OUT OF THIS SFD
*FOO.SFD/K ;DELETE SFD