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11/3/71TYPE (I)

NAME type -- type on 2741
SYNOPSIS type name1
DESCRIPTION type produces output on an IBM 2741 terminal with aCorrespondence type ball.

type uses typewriter tty5, which, because of the lack ofaccess ports, is also used as a standard communication channel. Therefore, who should be used to verify theabsence of a user on tty5.

The method is as follows: type the type command. It willwait until tty5 is dialled up. When the phone answers, depress the interrupt button after paper has been loaded,and the first file will be typed. spaces out to the end of a sheet of paper and waits until the interrupt button isdepressed before beginning each new file.

FILES /dev/tty5
BUGS obviously some scheme is needed to prevent interferencebetween normal users and The best thing would be to support

2741's as a standard terminal.