[TUHS] Determining what was on a tape back in the day

Arthur Krewat krewat at kilonet.net
Mon Nov 20 02:20:30 AEST 2017


How do you easily determine the last few line numbers so you know where 
to start appending new lines?



On 11/18/2017 8:04 PM, Clem cole wrote:
> List start,end
> Is standard Dartmouth basic from Kemeny & Kurtz - (aka K&K) which was the equivalent of K&R in those days.  [i think I have my Dad’s copy from they early 1960’s - which is what he taught me with in 1967].
>
> And Yes DEC basic supported it
>
> Sent from my PDP-7 Running UNIX V0 expect things to be almost but not quite.
>
>> On Nov 18, 2017, at 7:42 PM, Don Hopkins <don at DonHopkins.com> wrote:
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>>> On 19 Nov 2017, at 01:35, Steve Nickolas <usotsuki at buric.co> wrote:
>>>
>>> On Sat, 18 Nov 2017, Arthur Krewat wrote:
>>>
>>>> Tail for BASIC. On a slow printer or CRT, you could ^C and only see the last few lines. Better than printing out the entire thing from the beginning.
>>>>
>>>> Or did it have a way of listing only a certain range of line numbers?
>>> Can't speak for DEC's dialect.  Apple's dialect supported LIST start,end and Microsoft's dialects supported LIST start-end (with some supporting the comma variant as well).
>>>
>>> Never heard of a backward LIST before. o.O
>>>
>>> -uso.
>> Maybe there was a corresponding RUNREVERSE command!
>>
>> -Don
>>
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