Terminology

The following / additions indicate how a parameter must be used:

  • /A The argument is required and may not be omitted.
  • /K The argument must be given with the keyword and may not be used positionally.
  • /S The keyword is a switch and takes no argument.
  • /M Multiple argument.
  • /N Numeric argument.
  • /F The argument must be the last on the row.

The ? character after a command will print help for the command in case some help documentation exists.

Addbuffers

  • Format: Addbuffers Drive/A Buffers/N
  • Purpose: To add memory to floppy disk buffers to improve speed.
  • Parameters:
    • Drive: Name of drive
    • Buffers: Size of buffers to add.
  • Example: Addbuffers DF0: 10

AddDatatypes

  • Format: AddDataTypes files/M QUIET/S REFRESH/S
  • Purpose: To activate datatypes or adds another datatype.
  • Parameters:
    • files: List of datatypes to add
    • Quiet: No output
    • Refresh: Update datatypes.
  • Example: AddDataTypes gif.datatype REFRESH

Alias

  • Format: Alias Name String/F
  • Purpose: To assigns a short name to a command.
  • Parameters:
    • Name: Alias name
    • String: String or command to use for alias.
  • Example: Alias Del Delete

Ask

  • Format: Ask Prompt/A
  • Purpose: To ask a user a question in a script (reply y/n). Use IF WARN to test for a yes.
  • Parameters:
    • Prompt: Text to be displayed.
  • Example: Ask "Are you sure? Y/n"

Assign

  • Format: Assign Name Target/M LIST/S EXISTS/S DISMOUNT/S DEFER/S PATH/S ADD/S REMOVE/S VOLS/S DIRS/S DEVICES/S
  • Purpose: To assign names to directory paths.
  • Parameters:
    • Name: Name of the assign
    • Target: Directory path
    • List: Display list of assigns
    • Exists: Test if assign exists (use IF WARN)
    • Dismount: Remove assign
    • Defer: Assign later
    • Path: Add assign with path,
    • Add: Add a new target to existing path (like LIBS:)
    • Remove: Remove an assign
    • Vols: List volumes
    • Dirs: List directories
    • Devices: List devices.
  • Example: Assign PPaint: DH0:PPaint

Avail

  • Format: Avail CHIP/S FAST/S TOTAL/S FLUSH/S
  • Purpose: To display memory availability.
  • Parameters:
    • Chip: Display chip memory
    • Fast: Display fast memory
    • Total: Display all memory
    • Flush: Free up memory.
  • Example: Avail TOTAL

Binddrivers

  • Format: BindDrivers
  • Purpose: To load device drivers for old hardware.
  • Example: BindDrivers

Break

  • Format: Break Process/A/N ALL/S C/S D/S E/S F/S
  • Purpose: To stop a program (see Status) using a Ctrl+Key combination.
  • Parameters:
    • Process: Process name
    • All: Apply C,D,E and F
      • C: Apply Ctrl+C
      • D: Apply Ctrl+d
      • E: Apply Ctrl+E,
      • F: Apply Ctrl+F.
  • Example: Break 2 C

CD

  • Format: CD Dir/A
  • Purpose: To change to another directory.
  • Parameters:
    • Dir: The directory to change to.
  • Example: CD Text_Files

ChangeTaskPri

  • Format: ChangeTaskPri Pri=Priority/A/N Process/K/N
  • Purpose: To change a program's execution priority (see Status).
  • Parameters:
    • Pri: Priority to apply (-128 to +127)
    • Process: Process number (see Status).
  • Example: ChangeTaskPri 2 1

Conclip

  • Format: Conclip Unit/N OFF/S
  • Purpose: to activate the clipboard device.
  • Parameters:
    • Unit: Clipboard unit
    • Off: Turn off clipboard.
  • Example: Conclip 1

Copy

  • Format: Copy From/M To/A ALL/S QUIET/S BUF=BUFFER/K/N CLONE/S DATES/S NOPRO/S COM/S NOREQ/S
  • Purpose: To copy files to another file or to another directory (with/without protection bits).
  • Parameters:
    • From: Files to copy
    • To: Directory or file to copy to
    • All: Copy all files
    • Quiet: No output
    • Buffer: Size of buffer (default: 100K)
    • Clone: Copy file and dates-tamp, protect bits and comment
    • Dates: Copy date-stamp as well
    • NoPro: Set default protection bits
    • Com: Copy comment
    • NoReq: No requester popups.
  • Example: Copy mydoc.txt docs: Dates

CPU

  • Format: CPU CACHE/S BURST/S NOCACHE/S NOBURST/S DATACACHE/S DATABURST/S NODATACACHE/S NODATABURST/S INSTCACHE/S INSTBURST/S NOINSTCACHE/S NOINSTBURST/S COPYBACK/S NOCOPYBACK/S EXTERNALCACHE/S NOEXTERNALCACHE/S FASTROM/S NOFASTROM/S NOMMUTEST/S CHECK/K
  • Purpose: To change or display CPU settings e.g. caches, burst, fastrom. Useful for some backward compatibility.
  • Parameters:
    • Cache, NoCache, DataCache, InstCache, NoDataCache, NoInstCache: Turn all or some caches on of off
    • Burst, NoBurst, DataBurst, InstBurst, NoDataBurst, NoInstBurst: Turn all or some burst modes on or off
    • CopyBack, NoCopyBack: Enable/disable copyback mode for 68040
    • ExternalCache, NoExternalCache: Enable/disable external cache for 68040
    • FastRom, NoFastRom: Copy ROM Fast memory or not
    • NoMMUTest: Don't check for MMU
    • Check: Check cpu.
  • Example: CPU INSTCACHE FASTROM

Date

  • Format: Date Day Date Time To=Ver/K
  • Purpose: To display or change the date or time.
  • Parameters:
    • Day: Day of the Week
    • Date: Date in dd-mmm-yy format
    • Time: Time in hh:mm[:ss] format
    • To: Save to filename.
  • Example: Date To=date.txt

Delete

  • Format: Delete File/M/A ALL/S QUIET/S FORCE/S
  • Purpose: To delete files or directories.
  • Parameters:
    • Files: One or more files
    • All: Delete all subfolders and files
    • Quiet: No output
    • Force: Ignore protection flags when deleting.
  • Example: Delete OldFilesDir All

Dir

  • Format: Dir Dir Opt/K ALL/S DIRS/S FILES/S INTER/S
  • Purpose: List the contents of a directory.
  • Parameters:
    • Dir: Directory
    • Opt: Option
    • Dirs: List directories
    • Files: List Files
    • Inter: Interactive mode.
  • Example: Dir S: Files

Diskchange

  • Format: Diskchange Device/A
  • Purpose: To tell Amigados that a disk has been changed in a non-autosensing disk drive.
  • Parameters:
    • Device: Name of a removable device.
  • Example: Diskchange DF2:

Diskcopy

  • Format: Diskcopy From/A To/A Name/K NOVERIFY/S MULTI/S
  • Purpose: Duplicates disk to another disk.
  • Parameters:
    • From: Disk to copy from
    • To: Disk to copy to
    • Name: Volume name
    • NoVerify: Do not verify copy
    • Multi: Make more than one copy.
  • Example: Diskcopy DF0: to DF1:

DiskDoctor

  • Format: Diskdoctor Drive/A
  • Purpose: Program to repair disk problems (in place). Deprecated in WB2.
  • Parameters:
    • Drive: Disk drive name.
  • Example: DiskDoctor DF0:

Echo

  • Format: Echo String/M NOLINE/S FIRST/K/N LEN/K/N TO/K
  • Purpose: To display text in a script or part of a string of text.
  • Parameters:
    • String: Text to display
    • NoLine: Do not print a new line
    • First: Position of first character
    • Len: Length of substring
    • To: Destination file.
  • Example: Echo "Enter your name: " NoLine

Ed

  • Format: ED From/A Size/N With/K Window/K Tabs/N Width=Cols/N Height=Rows/N
  • Purpose: To edit text files using a screen editor.
  • Parameters:
    • From: File to Edit
    • Size: Size of Memory for file
    • With: Extended commands file
    • Window: Console window (e.g. *: current)
    • Tabs: Tab size
    • Width: Number of columns
    • Height: Number of rows.
  • Example: ED S:User-Startup

Edit

  • Format: Edit From/A To With/K Ver/K Opt/K Width/N Previous/N
  • Purpose: To edit text files using a line editor.
  • Parameters:
    • From: File to Edit
    • To: Destination file
    • With: Extended commands file
    • Opt: Options
    • Width: Number of columns
    • Previous: Number of previous vesions.
  • Example: Edit s:User-Startup With Ed-Script

Else

  • Format: Else
  • Purpose: It is used with the IF statement. Run if the conifition is not true do the following .commands
  • Example:
If Exists s:User-Startup
    Say "User Startup already exists"
Else
    Ed s:User-Startup
Endif

Endcli

  • Format: Endcli
  • Purpose: To close the current command line interface (cli) window
  • Example: Endcli

Endif

  • Format: Endif
  • Purpose: To finish an IF..ELSE..ENDIF block.
  • Example:
If $Age GT 65
    Say "You are a pensioner!"
Endif

Endskip

  • Format: Endskip
  • Purpose: Command to stop a SKIP branch (for debugging).
  • Example: Endskip

Eval

  • Format: Eval Value1/A Op Value2/M To/K LFormat/K
  • Purpose: To evaluate a simple arithmetic expression.
  • Parameters:
    • Value1, Value2: Values to evaluate (Decimal, Hex (0xn) or Octal (0nnn)
    • Op: Operation (+,-,*,/,^,%)
    • To: File to save result
    • LFormat: Output format string (use *n to give a line feed).
  • Example: Eval $count + 1 to env:count

Execute

  • Format: Execute File/A
  • Purpose: To execute a script or batch file.
  • Parameters:
    • File: Script file to execute.
  • Example: Execute PCD

Failat

  • Format: Failat RCLIM/A
  • Purpose: To change the failure limit for scripts (0,5,10,20) (0 - Ok, 5 - Warn, 10 - Error, 20 - Fail).
  • Parameters:
    • RCLIM: Failat number (0-20)
  • Example: Failat 20

Fault

  • Format: Fault Error/N/M
  • Purpose: To display an error message from a code.
  • Parameters:
    • Error: One or more error numbers.
  • Example: Fault 221 ("Fault 221: Disk is full")

FF

  • Format: FF
  • Purpose: To turn on Fast Fonts.
  • Example: FF

FileNote

  • Format: Filenote File/A Comment ALL/S QUIET/S
  • Purpose: To attach a comment to a file (see LIST).
  • Parameters:
    • File: File to add comment to
    • Comment: Text to apply
    • All: Apply to all files
    • Quiet: No output
  • Example: FileNote List.txt "A list of people's names"

Format

  • Format: Format Device=Drive/K/A Name/K/A OFS/S FFS/S INTL=INTERNATIONAL/S NOINTL=NOINTERNATIONAL/S DIRCACHE/S NODIRCACHE/S NOICONS/S QUICK/S
  • Purpose: Program to initialise Amiga disks
  • Location: System folder
  • Parameters:
    • Device, Drive: Disk device or name to format
    • Name: New volume name
    • OFS: Old Filing System
    • FFS: Fast File System
    • Intl, International: FFS International mode
    • NoIntl, NoInternational: International mode off
    • DirCache, NoDirCache: Directory caching on or off
    • NoIcons: No disk or trash icons
    • Quick: Less thorough format
  • Example: Format Drive DF0: Name "Docs" NOICONS FFS

Get

  • Format: Get Name/A
  • Purpose: Program returns the contents of local environment variable.
  • Parameters:
    • Name: Enviornment variable name.
  • Example: Get RC

Getenv

  • Format: Getenv Name/A
  • Purpose: Program returns the contents of a global environment variable.
  • Parameters:
    • Name: Enviornment variable name.
  • Example: Getenv Workbench

Iconx

  • Format: Iconx
  • Purpose: Program enables a script to be run from Workbench. The script must have a Project .info file and the Default Tool set to c:IconX to run the script.
  • Example: Iconx

If

  • Format: If NOT/S WARN/S ERROR/S FAIL/S EQ/K GT/K GE/K VAL/S EXISTS/K
  • Purpose: If the econdition is true then execute following commands until an ELSE or ENDIF statement occurs.
  • Parameters:
    • Not: Reverse boolean result
    • Warn: Test warn flag from previous command
    • Error: Test error flag from previous command
    • Fail: Test fail flag from previous command
    • EQ: Equality test
    • GT: Greater than test
    • GE: Greater or equal test
    • VAL: Input is a number
    • Exists: Test file exists.
  • Example: IF WARN, IF $count GT 10, IF EXISTS C:List

Info

  • Format: Info Device
  • Purpose: Program to display information about mounted disks.
  • Parameters:
    • Device: Name of device to display.
  • Example: Info DH0:

Install

  • Format: Install Device/A NOBOOT/S CHECK/S FFS/S
  • Purpose: Program saves a bootblock to a disk. If you have only one drive then type INSTALL ? and then swap disks and then type DF0: and press RETURN to save the bootblock.
  • Parameters:
    • Device: Disk to install bootblock
    • NoBoot: Erase bootblock
    • Check: Test for bootblock
    • FFS: Use Fast File System.
  • Example: Install DF0:

IPrefs

  • Format: IPrefs
  • Purpose: Program to initialise the preferences files on startup.
  • Example: IPrefs

Join

  • Format: Join File/M/A AS=TO/K/A
  • Purpose: Program to join two or more files together.
  • Parameters:
    • File: File(s) to join together
    • To, as: Destination file
  • Example: Join File1 File2 File3 as FileFull

Lab

  • Format: Lab Label
  • Purpose: Defines a label of a position in a script to skip to in a script using the Skip command.
  • Parameters:
    • Label: Name of label
  • Example: Lab PROC2

List

  • Format: List Dir/M P=PAT/K KEYS/S DATES/S NODATES/S To/K Sub/K Since/K Upto/K QUICK/S BLOCK/S NOHEAD/S FILES/S DIRS/S LFORMAT/K ALL/S
  • Purpose: Program which lists file details in a directory.
  • Parameters:
    • Dir: One or more directory name(s)
    • Keys: Display keys
    • NoDates: Do not display dates
    • To: Destination file
    • Sub: Subdirectories included
    • Since: List files since date given
    • Upto: List files upto given date
    • Quick: Simple directory list
    • Block: List files in block sizes
    • NoHead: Do not display header lines
    • Files: Files only
    • Dirs: Directorys only
    • LFormat: Output list using this format string
    • All: All files.
  • Example: List Workbench: Block Dates Since=01-Jul-00

LoadWB

  • Format: Loadwb -DEBUG/S DELAY/S CLEANUP/S NEWPATH/S
  • Purpose: Program which displays the workbench screen.
  • Parameters:
    • Debug: Activate debug menu
    • Delay: Wait 3 secs before loading
    • Cleanup: Clean up desktop
    • NewPath: Resnap current path settings.
  • Example: LoadWB -Debug

Lock

  • Format: Lock Drive/A ON/S OFF/S Passkey
  • Purpose: Program to lock or unlock a device from writing to it..
  • Parameters:
    • Drive: Drive to lock
    • On, Off: Turn lock on or off
    • PassKey: Specify password.
  • Example: Lock DH1: On GHK459

MagTape

  • Format: MagTape Device/K Unit/N/K RET=RETENSION/S REW=REWIND/S SKIP/N/K
  • Purpose: Program controls a magnetic tape device.
  • Parameters:
    • Device: Tape device
    • Unit: Unit number
    • Ret, Retension: Retension tape
    • Rew, Rewind: Rewind tape
    • Skip: Skip parts of tape by a value.
  • Example: Magtape Device TAPE1: Unit 0 REWIND

MakeDir

  • Format: Makedir Name/M
  • Purpose: To create one or more new directories.
  • Parameters:
    • Name: One or more directories to create.
  • Example: MakeDir DH1:Docs DH1:Basic DH0:TempFiles

MakeLink

  • Format: MakeLink From/A To/A HARD/S FORCE/S
  • Purpose: To create a logical link between two files.
  • Parameters:
    • From: Link file
    • To: Actual file
    • Hard: Hard link
    • Force: Link to sub-directory
  • Example: MakeLink T C:Type Hard

Mount

  • Format: Mount Device/M From/K
  • Purpose: To load and mount a device.
  • Parameters:
    • Device: Device to mount
    • From: Mount file
  • Example: Mount DEVS:CD0

Newcli

  • Format: Newcli Window From
  • Purpose: To open a new Command Line Interface console (CON) window. Window format: CON:X/Y/Width/Height/Name/Option(s).
  • Options: Auto,Backdrop,Noborder, Nodrag,Simple, Smart,Wait,Close
  • Parameters:
    • Window: Window config string
    • From: Alternative script to Shell-Script.
    • Options.
      • Auto: Open only when output sent to it
      • Backdrop: Open as a backdrop behind other windows
      • NoBorder: No left or bottom borders
      • NoDrag: No draggable title bar
      • Simple: Simple refresh
      • Smart: Smart refresh
      • Wait: Remain open under window is close manually.
  • Example: Newcli CON:0/10/400/200/Shell/CLOSE

NewShell

  • Format: NewShell Window From
  • Purpose: To open a new shell (CON) window.
  • Parameters:
    • Window: Window config string
    • From: Alternative script to Shell-Script.
  • Example: NewShell From S:Shell-Startup

Path

  • Format: Path Path/M ADD/S SHOW/S RESET/S REMOVE/S QUIET/S
  • Purpose: To set or change the program search path.
  • Parameters:
    • Path: Directory path to change
    • Add: Add path
    • Show: Display path
    • Reset: Clear path
    • Remove: Remove entry from path
    • Quiet: No output
  • Example: Path SC:C Add

Prompt

  • Format: Prompt Prompt
  • Purpose: To change the command prompt text (Codes: %R: last return code, %S: Current path, %N: CLI Number).
  • Parameters:
    • Prompt: Path format
  • Example: Prompt "%N.%S> "

Protect

  • Format: Protect File/A Flags ADD/S SUB/S ALL/S QUIET/S
  • Purpose: To change the protection' flags of a file. (r=read,w=write, e=execute,d=delete,s=script,p=pure)
  • Parameters:
    • File: File to change
    • Flags: One or more flags
    • Add: Add flag(s) to existing flags
    • Sub: Remove flags from file
    • All: Change all files
    • Quiet: No output
  • Example: Protect Editor rwed

Quit

  • Format: Quit RC/N
  • Purpose: To quit a script and return an optional code value.
  • Parameters:
    • RC: Return Code
  • Example: Quit 5

Relabel

  • Format: Relabel Drive/A Name/A
  • Purpose: To change the name of a disk.
  • Parameters:
    • Drive: Disk to change
    • Name: New volume name
  • Example: Relabel DF0: "Documents"

RemRAD

  • Format: RemRAD Device FORCE/S
  • Purpose: To remove a RAD device from memory.
  • Parameters:
    • Device: RAD device
    • Force: Remove even if in use.
  • Example: RemRAD RAD:

Rename

  • Format: Rename From/A/M To=As/A QUIET/S
  • Purpose: To rename a file another file name or move a file to another directory.
  • Parameters:
    • From: Old filename
    • To, As: New filename
    • Quiet: No output.
  • Example: Rename MyDoc as MyDoc.doc

RequestChoice

  • Format: RequestChoice Title/A Body/A Gadgets/M PubScreen/K
  • Purpose: To ask a user for input via a requester dialog box.
  • Parameters:
    • Title: Title for dialog box
    • Body: Text for dialog box
    • Gadgets: List of buttons
    • Pubscreen: Screen to use.
  • Example: RequestChoice >ENV:RT "Format" "About to format your hard disk*nAre you sure?" "Go ahead" "No way!"

RequestFile

  • Format: RequestFile Drawer File/K Pattern/K Title/K Positive/K Negative/K AcceptPattern/K RejectPattern/K SAVEMODE/S MULTISELECT/S DRAWERSONLY/S NOICONS/S PUBSCREEN/K
  • Parameters:
    • Drawer: Initial drawer to use
    • File: Initial file name
    • Pattern: Use pattern as filter
    • Title: Title of dialog box
    • Positive: Text for OK button
    • Negative: Text for Cancel button
    • AcceptPattern: Defines file pattern(s) to show (overrides Pattern)
    • RejectPattern: Pattern(s) of files to hide
    • SaveMode: Change colours to indicate Save or other mode
    • MultiSelect: Allow multiple file selection
    • DrawersOnly: Display only directories
    • NoIcons: Suppress info files
    • PubScreen: Screen to use.
  • Purpose: To ask a user for a filename via a file requester.
  • Example: RequestFile >ENV:File Title "Select a File" Positive "Load" Noicons

Resident

  • Format: Resident Name File REMOVE/S ADD/S REPLACE/S PURE=FORCE/S SYSTEM/S
  • Purpose: To store an AmigaDOS command in memory (quicker than reloading from disk each time it is executed). To ensure that a command can be made resident, check the pure flag (see List).
  • Parameters:
    • Name, File: File to be made resident
    • Remove: Remove file from resident list
    • Add: Add file to resident memory
    • Pure, Force: Force a non-pure file to be resident
    • System: Show system's resident code segments.
  • Example: Resident C:Dir Pure

Run

  • Format: Run Command/F
  • Purpose: To execute a program in the background (multi-tasking).
  • Parameters:
    • Command: Program to run
  • Example: Run Printfiles Doc1

Search

  • Format: Search From/M Search/A ALL/S NONUM/S QUIET/S QUICK/S FILE/S PATTERN/S
  • Purpose: To search for a string in a file or search for a file on a disk.
  • Parameters:
    • From: Directory to search from
    • Search: Text to search for
    • All: Search sub-directories
    • NoNum: Line numbers are not displayed
    • Quiet: No Output
    • Quick: Reduce output listing
    • File: Search a file rather than content
    • Pattern: Search using a pattern.
  • Example: Search SYS: "List" File All

Set

  • Format: Set Name String/F
  • Purpose: To set or list a local environment variable (local to current shell or current process).
  • Parameters:
    • Name: Variable name
    • String: Text or number for variable.
  • Example: Set MyName "Peter"

SetClock

  • Format: Setclock LOAD/S SAVE/S RESET/S
  • Purpose: To load or set the date and time from a battery-backed clock.
  • Parameters:
    • Load: Load date from clock
    • Save: Save date and time to clock
    • Reset: Resets the clock.
  • Example: Date 27-Nov-00 10:00, SetClock Save

SetDate

  • Format: Setdate File/A Weekday Date Time ALL/S
  • Purpose: To set the date of a file or a directory (see List).
  • Parameters:
    • File: File to change
    • Weekday: Day of week
    • Date: Date
    • Time: Time
    • All: All files.
  • Example: Setdate DEVS: Monday 10:30

Setenv

  • Format: Setenv Name String/F
  • Purpose: To change the contents of a environment variable.
  • Parameters:
    • Name: Variable name
    • String: Text or number for variable.
  • Example: Setenv Workbench "3.1"

Setfont

  • Format: Setfont Name/A Size/N/A SCALE/S PROP/S ITALIC/S BOLD/S UNDERLINE/S
  • Purpose: To set the console font.
  • Parameters:
    • Name: Font name
    • Size: Font size
    • Scale: Scale font to size
    • Prop: Specify if a Proportional font
    • Italic: Use italic font
    • Bold: Use bold font
    • Underline: Use underlined font.
  • Example: SetFont Courier 15 Bold

SetKeyboard

  • Format: Setkeyboard Keymap/A
  • Purpose: To set the keyboard layout using layout files in Devs:Keymaps. You can use the Input preferences instead.
  • Parameters:
    • Keymap: Keymap file to use.
  • Example: SetKeyboard USA0

SetMap

  • Format: SetMap <keymap id>
  • Purpose: To set the keyboard layout. Deprecated in WB2.
  • Keymaps include CDN,CH1,CH2,D,DK,E,F,GB,I,IS,N,S,USA0,USA1,USA2. Keymap can be set in icon using Tooltype: KEYMAP=<map>
  • Parameters:
    • Keymap: Keymap file to use
  • Example: Setmap GB

SetPatch

  • Format: Setpatch QUIET/S NOCACHE/S REVERSE/S NOAGA/S
  • Purpose: To patch Operating System functions and remove bugs (43.4).
  • Example: Setpatch Quiet

SetPatch

  • Format: Setpatch QUIET/S NOCACHE/S REVERSE/S NONSD/S NOAGA/S PATCHCONFIGFILE=PCF/K PATCHCONFIGLINE=PCL/K PATCHINFO=PI/S FORCEUPDATE/S KILLUPDATE/S NOROMUPDATE/S DISABLEROMMODULES/S SKIPROMUPDATES=SKIPROMMODULES/K WAITFORVALIDATE/S AVOIDMEMFKICKFORPATCHES/S
  • Purpose: To patch Operating System functions, enable or disable rom updates, disable HD NDS mode, wait for disk validation and remove bugs (44.38).
  • Parameters:
    • Quiet: No output
    • NoCache: Cache off
    • Reverse: Reverse action of setpatch
    • NoNSD: No New Style Device (Large HD support)
    • PatchConfigFile: Specify a patch config file
    • PatchConfigLine: Specify a Patch Config line
    • PatchInfo: Show patch information
    • ForceUpdate: Install updates despite something installed earlier
    • NoRomUpdate: Do not install ROM updates
    • DisableRomModules: Remove some ROM modules (can cause a crash)
    • SkipRomUpdates: Skip following updates
    • WaitForValidate: Waits for all volumes to be validated
    • AvoidMemFKickForPatches: Ignore MemFKick for Patches.
  • Example: Setpatch NOROMUPDATE NONSD QUIET

Skip

  • Format: Skip Label BACK/S
  • Purpose: To jump to a label in a script (see Lab). Use the back option if the label occurs before the Skip command.
  • Parameters:
    • Label: Label name to skip to
    • Back: Go back in script to label.
  • Example: Skip Lab2 Back

Sort

  • Format: Sort From/A To/A Colstart/K CASE/S NUMERIC/S
  • Purpose: To sort a file and output results to a new file.
  • Parameters:
    • From: File to sort
    • To: Output file
    • Colstart: Column to sort from
    • Case: Upper case entries are done first
    • Numeric: Input treated as numbers.
  • Example: Sort Figures To SortedFigures Numeric

Stack

  • Format: Stack Size/N
  • Purpose: To change or display the amount of stack space in bytes.
  • Parameters:
    • Size: Stack size in bytes.
  • Example: Stack 10000

Status

  • Format: Status Process/N FULL/S TCB/S CLI=ALL/S COM=COMMAND/K
  • Purpose: To display the status of running programs. TCB stands for Task Control Block.
  • Parameters:
    • Process: Task number
    • Full: Full output of process info
    • TCB: Information except the command name
    • CLI|All: Command info only
    • COM|Command: Search for command.
  • Example: Status 2 Full

Type

  • Format: Type From/A/M TO/K OPT H|N/K HEX/S NUMBER/S
  • Purpose: To display the contents of text file on screen or binary files using the HEX option with optional line numbers.
  • Parameters:
    • From: Text file to display
    • To: Output file or device
    • Opt H | Hex: Display as hex values
    • Opt N | Number: Number the lines.
  • Example: Type C:DIR HEX

Unset

  • Format: Unset Name
  • Purpose: To remove a local environment variable.
  • Parameters:
    • Name: Environment variable name.
  • Example: Unset MyName

UnSetEnv

  • Format: UnSetEnv Name
  • Purpose: To remove a global environment variable.
  • Parameters:
    • Name: Environment variable name.
  • Example: UnSetEnv Workbench

Unalias

  • Format: Unalias Name
  • Purpose: To remove a shortcut name for a command.
  • Parameters:
    • Name: Alias name.
  • Example: UnAlias MyDir

Version

  • Format: Version Name Version/N Revision/N FILE/S FULL/S Unit/N INTERNAL/S RES/S
  • Purpose: To display workbench, library or device version information.
  • Parameters:
    • Name: File
    • Version: Print Kickstart or Workbench number and sets env variables and sets Warn flag
    • Revision: As Version but for Revision number
    • File: Check file rather than memory
    • Full: Display full information
    • Internal: Check internal files
    • Res: Check resident files.
  • Example: Version kickstart Version=39 Revision=106

Wait

  • Format: Wait Time/N SEC=SECS/S MIN=MINS/S UNTIL/K
  • Purpose: To wait for a specified period of time.
  • Parameters:
    • Time: Time period in either Sec (Seconds) or Mins (Minutes)
    • Until: Wait until a time.
  • Example: Wait Until 12:00

Which

  • Format: Which File/A NORES/S RES/S ALL/S
  • Purpose: To find where a file is in the command path (see Path) and sets a warn flag.
  • Parameters:
    • File: File to locate
    • NoRes: Resident list is not searched
    • Res: Only the resident list is searched
    • All: Search full path.
  • Example: Which Multiview

Why

  • Format: Why
  • Purpose: To display a reason why a previous command failed.
  • Example: Why

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