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MTS The Michigan Terminal System Volume 1: The Michigan Terminal System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000128763D
Original Publication Date: 1984-May-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 IBM 370-compatible computers 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 a separate publication entitled Introduction to Computing Center Services. 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 Computing Center Newsletter, to ensure that their MTS volumes are fully up to date.

Volume 1: The Michigan Terminal System, January 1984 Volume 2: Public File Descriptions, April 1982 Volume 3: System Subroutine Descriptions, April 1981 Volume 4: Terminals in MTS, January 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, December 1974 Volume 13: The Symbolic Debugging System (in preparation) Volume 14: 360/370 Assemblers in MTS, May 1983 Volume 15: FORMAT and TEXT360, April 1977 Volume 16: ALGOL W in MTS, September 1980 Volume 17: Integrated Graphics System, December 1980 Volume 18 The MTS File Editor, September 1982 Volume 19: Tapes and Floppy disks, February 1983 Other volumes are in preparation. The numerical order of the volumes does not necessarily reflect the chronological order of their appearance; however, in general, the higher the number, the more specialized the volume. Volume 1, for example, introduces the user to MTS and describes in general the MTS operating system, while Volume 10 deals exclusively with BASIC.

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THIS DOCUMENT IS AN APPROXIMATE REPRESENTATION OF THE ORIGINAL.

Copyright 1984 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.

MTS The Michigan Terminal System Volume 1: The Michigan Terminal System

January 1984

The University of Michigan Computing Center

Ann Arbor, Michigan
This obsoletes the February 1983 edition. DISCLAIMER

This volume 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 Computing Center Newsletter, Computing Center Memos, and future updates to this volume for the latest information about changes to MTS.

Copyright 1984 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 IBM 370-compatible computers 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 a separate publication entitled Introduction to Computing Center Services.

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 Computing Center Newsletter, to ensure that their MTS volumes are fully up to date.

Volume 1: The Michigan Terminal System, January 1984 Volume 2: Public File Descriptions, April 1982 Volume 3: System Subroutine Descriptions, April 1981 Volume 4: Terminals in MTS, January 1984 Volume 5: System Services, May 1983 Volume 6: FORTRAN in MTS, October 1983

University of Michigan Computing Center Page 1 May 01, 1984

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MTS The Michigan Terminal System Volume 1: The Michigan Terminal System

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 Volum...