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I just got finished building THE from source on my OS X box. It fires up, but making it behave as documented is something else again. In truth, I've _never_ used a mainframe editor, or knock-off thereof, so I'm groping in the dark here. For example:
I need to get to the "prefix" area to change the numbering sequence for my COBOL noob test program. so I issue the command:
but nothing happens. I'm still in the command line. The "help" file says that it should:
"move cursor to leftmost edge of prefix area"
What's up here? What am I missing? TIA....
SOS comnmands don't work from the command line, only from keys. I only use THE on windows and have "MOUSE ON" in my profile.the and that lets me click in the prefix area.
How are SOS commands issued from the filearea? Do you mean via Control & Func keys? (they just show up as SOS stuff in the command line?)
I take it that the profike,the file would go into my $HOME directory? What is the syntax for stuff that goes in there? What commands available? TIA...
If you've never used a mainframe editor, then read this:
Then read the THE.pdf you installed with THE. Appendix 6 is THE By Task. A quick summary of commands: HELP command (Function key 1).
For your specific original question: You don't use the prefix area to renumber your source code. The prefix area can be made to show line numbers with: PREF ON LEFT from the command line.
Thanks for the URL and file names. I'm also thinking that I might have to re-map my OS X keyboard to emit the required commands. I'll try to setup a terminal especially for THE.