TOPS-20 Commands Reference Manual
Obtains ownership rights to a directory and the group rights of its user-group list.
@ACCESS (TO DIRECTORY) dev:<directory> Password:password
|dev:<directory>||is the directory that you want to access.
|password||is the password of the directory (not requested for your log-in directory or a directory of the same name as your log-in directory on a domestic structure).|
Your capabilities (such as WHEEL, OPERATOR, CONFIDENTIAL) are associated with your log-in user name only. If you give the ACCESS command for a directory whose owner has for example WHEEL capabilities, you do not gain these capabilities.
One Directory Per Structure
You can access only one directory at a time on each mounted structure. Each ACCESS command ends any previous ACCESS command for that structure (including the implicit access obtained by the LOGIN command). If you access another directory on the public structure you give up your own group rights on the public structure. These are restored when you give an ACCESS command for your log-in directory.
Not For Files-only Directories
Because a files-only directory does not have an owner or user group rights, you cannot give an ACCESS command for it. Use CONNECT instead.
|CONNECT||for making a directory your connected directory|
|END-ACCESS||for surrendering rights to an accessed directory|
|MOUNT STRUCTURE||for making a structure available for access, and ensuring the continued availability of an accessed structure|
- Access another user's directory.
@ACCESS <HOLLAND> Password:___
- Access another user's directory so you can copy a file from it to your
@ACCESS <HOLLAND> Password:___ @COPY <HOLLAND>MAX.MEM HOLMAX.MEM <HOLLAND>MAX.MEM.1 => HOLMAX.MEM.1 [OK] @END-ACCESS <HOLLAND>
- Access the login directory of a user whose group rights you want to
@COPY <MANUALS>CHKCRF.MAC CHKCRF.MAC ?Directory access privileges required - "<MANUALS>CHKCRF.MAC" @ACCESS <HOLLAND> Password:___ @COPY <MANUALS>CHKCRF.MAC CHKCRF.MAC <MANUALS>CHKCRF.MAC.4 => CHKCRF.MAC.1 [OK] @END-ACCESS <HOLLAND>
- Access the directory of a user on another structure. Then examine the
directory and copy a file from it.
@MOUNT STRUCTURE SNARK: Structure SNARK: Mounted @ACCESS SNARK:<HOLLAND> Password:___ @DIRECTORY SNARK:<HOLLAND> SNARK:<HOLLAND> ACCT.MEM.1 ACTGEN..1 COMP.FOR.1 COMPUT.CBL.1 .REL.1 DIFFER.FOR.1 .QOR.1 MAIL.TXT.2 OVERVIEW.MEM.1 Total of 9 files @COPY SNARK:<HOLLAND>COMP.FOR SNARK:<HOLLAND>COMP.FOR.1 => COMP.FOR.1 [OK] @END-ACCESS SNARK:<HOLLAND> @DISMOUNT STRUCTURE SNARK: Structure SNARK: Dismounted