TOPS-20 Commands Reference Manual
Reserves a specific input-output device for your job.
@ASSIGN (DEVICE) dev:
|dev:||is the name of the device you want to assign. The colon after the device name is optional.|
Assigning Magnetic Tape Drives
You can use the ASSIGN command to assign tape drives only if they are of the form MTAn:. Tape device names of the form MTn: are logical device names only, and are assigned automatically at the time of MOUNT TAPE commands.
|DEASSIGN||for releasing a previously assigned device|
|MOUNT||for mounting a structure or magnetic tape set without assigning a specific drive|
|INFORMATION AVAILABLE DEVICES||for finding out which devices can be assigned or have been assigned to your job|
- Assign a tape drive to your job.
- Find out which devices are available for timesharing use, then assign
one to your job.
@INFORMATION AVAILABLE DEVICES Devices available to this job: DSK, PS, SNARK, MISC, LANG, MTA1, LPT, LPT0, LPT1 CDR, PCDR0, CDP FE1-15, PTY20-61, NUL, PLT, PLT0 DCN, SRV Devices assigned to/opened by this job: TTY41 @ASSIGN PCDR0: