TOPS-20 Commands Reference Manual
Clears memory of the specified forks.
@RESET (FORK) argument
|argument is one of the following:||Fork name
* for all forks
. (period) for the current fork
Default - all unkept forks
Action of RESET
In addition to clearing memory for the specified forks, the RESET command closes all files, mapped and unmapped, opened by the specified forks and their inferior forks. RESET also simultaneously terminates the specified fork's inferior forks.
Effect on Memory
The RESET command clears the specified forks from memory.
|INFORMATION FILE-STATUS||for determining which files are currently open|
|INFORMATION MEMORY-USAGE||for determining contents of memory|
|CONTINUE, FORK, FREEZE, INFORMATION FORK-STATUS, INFORMATION PROGRAM-STATUS, KEEP, RESET, SET NAME, SET PROGRAM, and UNKEEP||other multiforking-class commands|
- Give the RESET command to clear all unkept forks from memory.
- Clear all forks, including kept forks, from memory.
- Display the fork status with INFORMATION FORK-STATUS. Then, clear the
SORTER fork from memory. Redisplay the fork status to check the result.
@INFORMATION FORK-STATUS EDT (1): Kept, ^C from IO wait at 413773, 0:00:00.0 => PASCAL (2): Kept, Background, Running at 324004, 0:00:00.8 SORTER (3): HALT at 400370, 0:00:00.6 @RESET 3 @INFORMATION FORK-STATUS EDT (1): Kept, ^C from IO wait at 413773, 0:00:00.0 PASCAL (2): Kept, Background, Running 453004, 0:00:01.3