REPLY



REPLY/=REPLY

     Replies to pending resource requests at the console.

SYNTAX


REPLY pin,reply

=REPLY pin,reply

PARAMETERS


pin The Process Identification Number of the message
sender. As part of the message requesting the
REPLY, the pin always appears after the second slash
mark (/). In the following example, the pin is 43.

?1615/#S25/43/LDEV# FOR "T" ON TAPE (NUM)?

reply The reply type specified in parentheses in the
message, defined by one of the following

(NUM) Reply must be a logical device number.

(Y/N) Reply must be YES (or Y), or NO (or
N).

(MAX CHARS.=nn) Reply must be a string expression
consisting of nn characters or less.

OPERATION

     User programs that have requested the use of a device and
     are waiting for your REPLY/=REPLY remain suspended
     indefinitely, and cannot be aborted until a REPLY or a
     [Break]/ABORT is issued.  If for any reason you cannot
     reply as requested (for example, if the particular device is
     nonexistent or a special form is unavailable), then
     REPLY/=REPLY with 0 if type NUM is requested, or with N if
     type Y/N is requested.  This returns an error code to the
     program and the REPLY/=REPLY is aborted.

     The reply will usually take the form (NUM) or (Y/N), since
(MAX CHARS.=nn) is used only for labeled tapes and the
PRINTOPREPLY intrinsic.

If your reply is not of the type specified, an appropriate
error message will be displayed.

This command may be issued from a session, job, program, or
in BREAK. Pressing [Break] has no effect on this command.
It may be issued only from the logical console, unless
distributed to specific users with the ALLOW or ASSOCIATE
commands.

[Ctrl][A] =REPLY can be used only from the physical console.
It cannot be executed from a job or a program.

EXAMPLE(S)

     To reply to a message from the MPE/iX system, enter

     1005/#J19/15/LDEV# FOR "NAS" OF TAPE1600 (NUM)?
     :REPLY 15,7

or

:[CTRL][A]
=REPLY 15,7

To reply to a FORMS message from the MPE/iX system, enter

1546/#S93/22/FORMS PLEASE MOUNT MAILING LABEL FORMS
?1546/#S39/22/SP#12/LDEV# FOR #S93;OUTFILE ON LP (NUM)?

:REPLY 22,12
1546/#S39/22/LDEV#12 FORMS ALIGNED OK (Y/N)?

** Answering NO (N) to this **
** question causes the **
** printing to be deferred **
** to a much lower priority. **
** After the forms have been **
** aligned, use the **
** ALTSPOOLFILE to change **
** the spooling priority, in **
** order to send the **
** spoolfile to the printer. **

:REPLY 22,NO
1548/#S93/22/LDEV#12 FORMS ALIGNED OK (Y/N)?

** Answering YES (Y) to this **
** question causes the spool **
** file to go to the printer **
** in its assigned sequence. **

When the next spoolfile becomes ACTIVE, you will be
requested to mount the appropriate special or standard forms.

To reply to a standard forms request, enter

1600/#S93/22/STANDARD FORMS
?1600/#S93/22/LDEV # FOR #S95;L ON LP (NUM)?

:REPLY 22,12

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Commands:   ALTSPOOLFILE, RECALL

Manuals :   Performing System Operation Tasks (32650-90137)