Date : Wed, 13 Nov 1985 09:10:35 EST
From : "David G. Sampar" (PM-AL) <dsampar@ardc.ARPA>
Subject: ZCPR3 and ALIAS
I have developed a problem with the ZCPR3 tool ALIAS and have a question
on its use.
First the problem:
I have been using ALIAS for over a year with no problems, at least
until last week. For no apparent reason it quit working properly.
When invoking ALIAS to prepare a new command script it would seem
to come up ok. I would then type in the script and then ALIAS would
seem to write out a command file. When I invoked ALIAS a second time
to check the script it comes back with the correct script. The problem
comes when I try to invoke the command file. Upon execution of the
command file the disk drive starts seeking (cycling??) back and forth
and the screen moves up a blank line at time with each cycle. The
system is completely locked up, there is no response to any key input.
The only way to break out of this condition is thru a system reset
and cold boot. The ALIAS is version 1.1 and had been used earlier
that week with no problems. I am using a Z3-DOT-COM installed version
of ZCPR3 on a 63K HEATH H89A. DATESTAMPER occupies the 1K above the
the system. I have tried a reinstalled ALIAS from my master backups
to no avail.
Now the use question:
When using MENU in an ALIAS can it be followed by another command?
PATH; SETFILE; MENU; PATH
When I tried this, the script executed as follows:
PATH; SETFILE; PATH; MENU
I am just mild mannered end user, so any help, hints, and/or pointers would
Thanks in advance,