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MTS The Michigan Terminal System Volume 2: Public File Descriptions January 1987

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Original Publication Date: 1987-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Sep-19

Publishing Venue

Software Patent Institute

Related People

Salisbury, Richard A.; General Editor: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

The software developed by the Computing Center staff for the operation of the high- speed processor computer can be described as a multiprogramming supervisor that handles a number of resident, reentrant programs. Among them is a large subsystem, called MTS (Michigan Terminal System), for command interpretation, execution control, file management, and accounting maintenance. Most users interact with the computer's resources through MTS.

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THIS DOCUMENT IS AN APPROXIMATE REPRESENTATION OF THE ORIGINAL.

Copyright 1987 by the Regents of the University of Michigan. Copying is permitted for nonprofit, educational use provided that (1) each reproduction is done without aleteration and (2) the volume reference and date of publication are included.

MTS The Michigan Terminal System Volume 2: Public File Descriptions January 1987

The University of Michigan Computing Center

Ann Arbor, Michigan

This obsoletes the April 1982 edition.

DISCLAIMER

The MTS Manual is intended to represent the current state of the Michigan Terminal System (MTS), but because the system is constantly being developed, extended, and refined, sections of this volume will become obsolete. The user should refer to the U-M Computing News, Computing Center Memos, and future updates to this volume for the latest information about changes to MTS.

Copyright 1987 by the Regents of the University of Michigan. Copying is permitted for nonprofit, educational use provided that (1) each reproduction is done without alteration and (2) the volume reference and date of publication are included. Permission to republish any portions of this manual should be obtained in writing from the Director of the University of Michigan Computing Center.

PREFACE

The software developed by the Computing Center staff for the operation of the high- speed processor computer can be described as a multiprogramming supervisor that handles a number of resident, reentrant programs. Among them is a large subsystem, called MTS (Michigan Terminal System), for command interpretation, execution control, file management, and accounting maintenance. Most users interact with the computer's resources through MTS.

The MTS Manual is a series of volumes that' describe in detail the facilities provided by the Michigan Terminal System. Administrative policies of the Computing Center and the physical facilities provided are described in other publications.

The MTS volumes now in print are listed below. The date indicates the most recent edition of each volume; however, since volumes are periodically updated, users Should check the file *CCPUBLICATIONS, or watch for announcements in the U-M Computing News, to ensure that their MTS volumes are fully up to date.

Volume 1: The Michigan Terminal System, January 1984 Volume 2: Public File Descriptions, January 1987 Volume 3: System Subroutine Descriptions, April 1981 Volume 4: Terminals and Networks in MTS, March 1984 Volume 5: System Services, May 1983 Volume 6: FORTRAN in MTS, October 1983 Volume 7: PL/I in MTS, September 1982 Volume 8: LISP and SLIP in MTS, June 1976 Volume 9: SNOBOL4 in MTS, September 1975 Volume 10: BASIC in MTS, December 1980 Volume 11: Plot Description System, August 1978 Volume 12: PIL/2 in MTS,

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