SCAN - subsystem for inspecting remote batch output.
SCAN verb summary:
F or FIND[/<string>/][;n] P or PRINT[/<string>/][;n|;*]
S or SPACE [n] B or BACK [n]
LINE [n] E or ERROR[n]
U or UNDE FLAG [x]
LOAD C or CODE abcde
LIST [n] REM [text]
SCAN allows the selective printing of the contents of BCD
files or the output of a report under JOUT. One can scan a file
by typing "scan filename" at command level or one can
scan a report from a batch job by replying "scan rc" to
JOUT's "FUNCTION?" prompt. "rc" is a
two-digit report code or "$$".
SCAN responds with the question "FORM?". Possible
FORT - for Fortran compilations
GMAP - for GMAP assemblies
LOAD - for loader output
COBOL - for Cobol compilations
USER - for all others
DUMP - same as USER, but no CODE prompt
For the answers GMAP, LOAD, COBOL and FORT, SCAN responds with
the number of errors that occurred. For the answer USER, SCAN
responds with the question "CODE?". The normal answer
to this is a carriage return; if any characters are typed in,
subsequent FIND and PRINT commands will ignore any lines that do
not begin with these characters. Any characters typed are
referred to as the line code.
The next question that SCAN asks is "EDIT?". You may
respond YES to get multiple-blank suppression or NO for printing
multiple blanks as is. A null response is the same as a NO
SCAN should then prompt with a question mark, at which point
you may enter any of the following SCAN verbs:
- F or FIND[/<string>/][;N]
- The slash (/) represents any desired delimiter chosen by
the user. The string is a pattern of characters to be
searched for. N (any integer) is used to find the Nth
occurrence of a string. The FIND verb is used to locate
text in a report and to advance the search pointer. It
operates only from where the pointer is to the end of the
file. Beginning with the line currently pointed to, it
moves the search pointer to the nth line containing the
literal string (which may be null). If N is not given, 1
is assumed. If no literal string is given, all lines are
assumed to match.
The FIND verb accepts all standard
Honeywell Text Editor forms. Here are some examples:
find/format/ find next line containing "format"
find;1 will do nothing
f;2 move the pointer ahead ONE line
find/x/;4 find the 4th line with an "x" in it
- P or PRINT[/<string>/][;N|;*]
- N is the number of lines to print. If N is the character
string "all", then all lines from the current
line to the end are printed. If the string "*"
is used, all lines containing a string matching the
<string> will be printed. If no arguments are
given, only the current line is printed.
you to inspect the next N lines of text in a report, or
the next N lines that match a specified character string.
The search pointer does not move. Lines are printed with
a scan line number that can be used with the LINE verb.
The PRINT verb accepts all standard Honeywell Text
Editor forms. Here are some examples:
- S or SPACE [N]
- This spaces the pointer ahead N lines. If N is not
specified, the pointer will advance one line. If you
attempt to position the file beyond its end, the file
will be positioned at the beginning and a warning message
will be issued at the terminal (EOF).
- B or BACK [N]
- This spaces the pointer back N lines. If N is not given,
the pointer is moved back to line 1. Here are some
b return to top of report
back 1 back up one line
b 25 back up 25 lines
- LINE [N]
- As each line is listed, an automatically generated line
number will be typed with it. The LINE verb repositions
the pointer to the specified line number N. (The line
number used need not have been printed prior to being
- E or ERROR [N]
- This requests a list of the next N error printouts of the
form corresponding to the output format in question. In
USER mode, you get .FXEM error messages (Fortran chicken
tracks). The absence of N implies all such messages.
- U or UNDE
- This command (no argument) is used to list all undefined
symbols encountered while scanning GMAP assemblies.
- FLAG [X]
- This lists all lines of a GMAP assembly having the error
flag specified by X (X equals A, U, M, O, etc). The
absence of a specific error tag implies that the user
wishes a list of all flagged instructions.
- This prints out an abbreviated load map. Only primary
SYMDEFs are listed, and library routines are omitted.
- C or CODE abcde
- This is used with the USER format to change the line
code. The argument "abcde" is a one to five
character code of BCD characters. A null argument
"turns off" line codes, i.e. all line codes are
accepted until the CODE verb is used to resume with a
valid line code.
- This returns you to the "EDIT?" level.
- This gets you out of SCAN and back to what you were doing
- LIST [N]
- LIST is synonymous with PRINT in all respects.
- REM [text]
- The REM verb provides a means of placing a remarks line
on the terminal session log, if it is being taken on a
- WARNING: at Waterloo, the DRL SPAWN system call used by
the batch verb has been made privileged. Unless you are a
privileged user, you will get blown to the previous level
if you try to use it. Also, BATCH has no effect if you
called SCAN from JOUT.
The BATCH verb asks STATION
CODE? The user replies "ab" or simply a
carriage return, where "ab" is the station code
of a remote-batch terminal. At Waterloo, you must type
The system then asks, "$IDENT?", to which
you reply with the variable field of your batch $IDENT
card (e.g. USER1$USER1,BANNER).
The system then asks, "$USERID?", to which
you reply with the variable field of your $USERID card
The BATCH verb initiates a Bulk Media Conversion (BMC)
job which will transfer the entire contents of the file
to remote printer "ab". If the station-code
reply is null, the output will be printed at the central
Needless to say, there are more convenient ways to get
a listing (at Waterloo).
- This terminates the user's current session with TSS.
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