How do you create a directory if there isn't one already? For instance, if you login as an unknown user JAO and ITS complains it can't find MD:USERS1;LOGIN JAO, and Emacs won't let you create a file USERS1;LOGIN JAO because USERS1; doesn't exist, what do you do?
I expected there to be a DDT command to create a directory. But there isn't one. I found a cryptic comment to "look at the documentation for the OPEN UUO." So I did. Examining SYSDOC;_CALLS.124
I.e., a magic file name which, if opened, causes a new SNAME to be created. I used Emacs Find File: ^X^F USERS1; DSK: ..NEW. (UDIR) (note that Emacs is a bit scrambled in how it presents file names) but you probably should do something simpler like asking DDT toThe file names ..NEW. (UDIR) cause a new directory to be created with the given sname if none already exists. Creating a directory in this way causes a message to be printed on the system console. (A directory is destroyed only when the disks are salvaged by the stand-alone salvager, which is generally run just before the time-sharing system is restarted. A directory is then destroyed iff it contains no files.)
:PRINT DSK:USERS1;..NEW. (UDIR)TODO: Document here what I did for PWORD, PANDA
Still to puzzle out: what to do with INQUIR and how to simulate ACOUNT if I have already logged in as the user.