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* [COFF] TOPS-10 question
@ 2021-10-05 21:14 Adam Thornton
  2021-10-05 21:42 ` Arthur Krewat
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From: Adam Thornton @ 2021-10-05 21:14 UTC (permalink / raw)
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So I have a very vanilla TOPS-10 system running.

The console is being spammed with:

[DAEMON: %AVAIL.A77 already used, can't rename AVAIL.SYS]

Somewhere, evidently, there's a directory of files that are backups of
AVAIL.SYS, and it needs cleaning out.  How do I find that directory?

Adam

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* Re: [COFF] TOPS-10 question
  2021-10-05 21:14 [COFF] TOPS-10 question Adam Thornton
@ 2021-10-05 21:42 ` Arthur Krewat
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From: Arthur Krewat @ 2021-10-05 21:42 UTC (permalink / raw)
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There's probably an easier way, but the hacker in me used to do this on 
TOPS-10 6.0 and up, because of subdirectory support (IIRC). Earlier than 
6, it was just *,*

dir <structure>:[*,*,*,*,*,*,*]filename.ext

First two *'s are P,Pn, the next 5 are up to 5 nested subdirectories. Of 
course, wildcards can be used on the filename.ext, but not leading *'s.

SYSSTAT will list "System File Structures". Use those as the <structure> 
above for an exhaustive search. I'm not sure DIRECT can search multiple 
structures, I think if you did DSKB:,DSKC:[*,*] it would only search 
DSKC: for [*,*]. For DSKB, it would only show your current P,Pn on that 
structure. (Unless you used SETSRC to change the search path... I think).

As for why it's trying to continually back up AVAIL.SYS, nothing comes 
to mind.

ak

On 10/5/2021 5:14 PM, Adam Thornton wrote:
> So I have a very vanilla TOPS-10 system running.
>
> The console is being spammed with:
>
> [DAEMON: %AVAIL.A77 already used, can't rename AVAIL.SYS]
>
> Somewhere, evidently, there's a directory of files that are backups of 
> AVAIL.SYS, and it needs cleaning out.  How do I find that directory?
>
> Adam
>
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