Message desk OS prompts
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|See also Message desk OS prompts/Investigation.|
February 19th 2013 05:50 UTC smugtrio called the Message Desk. The results were unexpected.
m: message desk s: hi, AB000 m: uh, I, hold on (frustrated noises, beeping in background) m: do you know anything about mainframes? s: uh, no? m: think I broke something m: do you know anything about mainframs? s: not particularly m: something's not right here, I should not be here, at this prompt. I think I broke something but I don't know what I did. s: I could not tell you m: try typing help m: huh, that's cute m: go help: index, print, read, write m: I don't know, this thing has dumped me to the mainframe prompt, and as you can probably hear, there's an alarm going off on the other line. There's nothing I can do to stop it right now. m: My job is to type in what you tell me to type in, so I can type in AB000 but I don't think it's going to give me anything at this prompt. m: no, it says nothing found for AB000 s: ok s: would you like me to try back later? m: whatever you'd like to do, cause I am stuck here right now, so unless you have any suggestions for what I should be typing in s: just one moment, see if I can find something for you s: are you still at the prompt? m: yeah s: what else are you seeing there? m: well it's just that, I think this is the mainframe prompt, it's two equals and an arrow sign m: I can type in help m: help prints out, go, help index, print, read, and write s: can I give you something else to try and type? m: sure s: it's IOIGQ m: say that again s: IOIGQ JOWGF QKDCE MUEMP LGJJG m: ok, it just says nothing found for that string s: ok, how about a, can you put in a directory? maybe by typing dir or ls m: nothing found for dir s: what about ls? m: an index here, can try that s: index on ls? m: what's that s: when you type in ls it said index? m: no, I typed dir, nothing found, ls, nothing found, but it says index here so I typed that m: and we have, a listing with ops, self, sys, temp s: what is the prompt that you're at say now? m: it's just, same prompt, it's just 2 equals and an arrow s: it's just what? m: two equals and an arrow, is the prompt s: can you try and get into the ops directory m: what should I type s: either cd ops or just try typing ops m: it says nothing found for cd s: how about just try typing ops m: nothing found for ops s: ok, can you type help again m: ok, go, help, index, print, read, write s: ok, how about index ops m: index ops, ok m: we have, ABISM, AGT, DEPLOY, MD, MELTER, MNET, ORDER, OTP, SSCAST, TELEMETRY, ZEUS s: did it bring you back to the initial prompt? m: yeah s: can you do index self? or do those appear as directories, those last things you read to me? m: ok, I can do index self m: it says config, just another listing s: can we try index ABISM? m: that didn't return anything s: how about index ZEUS? m: same thing s: can we do index MELTER? m: same thing s: same thing, no read back? m: no, just going back in the prompt s: can you try, read ZEUS? m: nothing, it says no file s: are all of these lines that you read earlier, like ABISM, ATT DEPLOY, MELTER, are these on separate lines or all on the same line? m: they're all on the same line s: can you trying doing a print ZEUS m: it says no file s: can you try doing help read question mark ? m: help read question mark s: or just help read m: it just says, read record s: so we've already tried read, can you m: I don't know what directory I'm in here m: it's not like DOS where it says, so m: ok, so I type index, here, it just says OP SELF SYS TEMP s: can you do index SYS? m: index SYS, we have, APP, OPT, CONFIG s: and what if you type help GO? does that give you prompts or anything? m: just says GO tree s: can you try, GO ZEUS? m: says no tree s: in the index sys, you said APP OPT, as in options, not OTP? m: right, ops, OPT s: can you do, help index? m: it says, index [TREE] s: can you do, index TEMP? m: index TEMP, says file1 test, fileI, fileL s: can you do help PRINT? m: it says, PRINT [TEXT] s: can you print OTP? m: print OTP, it says, OTP s: it just says OTP? m: yeah s: but when you print ZEUS it says no file? m: I typed, read ZEUS and it said no file s: ok, can you try print ZEUS m: print ZEUS, it says ZEUS s: can you read OTP? m: it says no file s: and you can't change directories to ZEUS, right? m: like, go ZEUS doesn't work, but ZEUS is inside OPS, so if I type index OPS, I can do that m: ok, the full thing, so I type index OPS, and it says on the next line, got two equals sign space OPS and then a right bracket space and then two more arrows m: and then some numbers like 13 34 10 22 0b ABISM 13 28 10 22 0b AG 13 21 s: what was that after ABISM? m: well that was the first line m: the second line started with 13 28 and then the 2 middle columns are the same essentially, 2 0 b and then AGT s: ok, so what happens if you try and type go ops? m: so if I type go OPS, alright, don't see anything, so if I type index now m: I'm in OPS, the directory now s: type index now and see what comes up, see if it lists the directory m: yeah I mean, that's what I did before s: now that you're in that working directory, type go ZEUS (parrot noises obscuring) m: type go zeus? m: now I type index m: it says no access s: ZEUS, it says no access? m: I type go ZEUS, then I type index, it said no access s: you're in the OPS directory now right? m: yeah s: and when you type read ZUES in the ops directory does anything happen? m: read ZEUS, it says no access s: so read ZEUS, it says no access m: yeah s: when you index it shows all the files correct? m: yep s: trying to make a note of this s: could you try read ABISM? m: no access, same thing m: so, ok, so the only one I can go into is ORDER s: so what does that say, read ORDER or go ORDEr? m: read order doesn't give me anything, go order works and then I can index m: so that's got numbers here, it's just m: if I do, read 1001 m: read, 1001 gets me AB101, AB101-DOC, and then it's got a name and address here s: what's the name and address? m: I remember putting this in, this is somebody's order that they put in s: does it show a shipping number? m: just AB101, AB101-DOC, their name, their address, tempe arizona, etc s: can I place an order through that system? m: we can try, so you just want to try putting one in manually? looks like they go out through 1015 s: try 1016? m: 1016, and then do you have an order code? s: order code is, VID-ZEUS-0002 m: ok, it says no access s: when you try to write, did it work when you try to write AB1016? m: I tried the write command, that's no access s: can you try typing sudo, S U D O? m: nothing found for SUDO s: can you list or see what's in AB1015? m: we have AB106, and an address s: no AB106-DOC though, in that folder? m: no just AB106 in this one s: do you mind telling me the address? m: I suppose, it says El Paso s: that was AB1015, right m: 1015, in the order directory they're just numbers s: how about 1014, is there a doc in that file? m: read 1014, ok s: hello? s: Hello? s: Ok, good, just making sure s: so 1014, there's no DOC or anything? m: it's just, uh read 1014 gives me AD106… Uhh.. the name, address, Toronto, etc. s: You said AB1015 was El Paso, Right? m: Uhh.. well, I mean.. whatever, record 1015, is, has order for uh, AB106 and it's going to El Paso s: ok s: We're still in the OPS directory, correct? m: We're in OPS>ORDER, I.. I think, yeah. s: ok s: Can you uh, sorry I've forgotten the structure here, um, can we do um, index OTP? m: Uh, 'no tree' s: 'no tree?' m: Correct s: And you're in OPS, yes? m: I'm in OPS>Order s: Ops>Order, ok, can you back out? Like, Go OPS? m: GO space, GO OPS? s: Right, to try and back out one directory m: Says 'no tree' s: no tree, um can you do 'go (space) (dot dot)'? m: 'no tree' s: 'no tree..' um, hmm, ok, can you, you're still in ORDERS correct? m: Right s: Okay, can you try um AB000 again? In Orders? m: Try What now? s: Maybe WRITE AB000? m: Write AB000.. says no access. s: Okay, um, what is that alarm in the background? What does that signify? m: THAT.. is the monitoring line, that is normally quiet, but it's not today. s: Okay.. And uh, what does it monitor? m: It's, it's this stupid system? s: Ok? (Laughter) What system is that? m: (Laughter) The thing that I, I mean I dunno, I, I have not dealt with that as much. I think they've, I think they sometimes I dunno, I don't set this thing up man. (Laughter) m: There's two lines: that we can dial into for this job, one of them is a modem, one of them is this line that is capable of producing lots of horrible noises. s: Okay? m: But normally the other one is just quiet, it's just. its just on uh, this lovely merlin phone here s: Okay. s: Um, okay, one more question for you. So when uh, when I had you try to read ZEUS, you said there was a string of numbers at the end of it? Or a string of numbers that kicked back? s: 13, 34, 1022, 0b m: Uh, well those are in the directory listing. s: Oh, m: So like in, so like the listing for OPS of, It's a number uh.. most of them start with 13, then the middle number is always 1022 and then 0B lowercase B and then like ABISM AGT Deploy, different for each line. s: Ok, Um, can you try print directory? m: Print Directory? s: Yeah. m: It says directory. s: Okay um, how about can you type GO (equals equals)? m: Go, equals equals… No tree. s: How about go (space) forward slash? m: Go (space) forward slash, no tree. s: No tree.. m: Okay, what about, hold on. So, ok so, this thing, so I've got like (greater than) OPS uh, (greater than) ORDER. So if I just type go (greater than) OPS and I type INDEX, there we go, OK! m: There, that did it. s: So you're back in, root, I guess. m: I'm back in OPS, now. I'm in OPS now, okay. Go (greater than), index, there we go now I'm back to the root. s: Ok s: Ok, when you index in the root, it give you OPS (interrupted) m: OPS, SELF, SYS and TEMP m: Okay (Female in background on Smugtrio's End) s: Um, okay, can you type uh, read (greater than) SYS (greater than) config? m: Okay, it uh… just says tree. s: Just says tree.. s: Okay, can you type Go (Space, greater than) SYS (greater than) config? m: Okay, Umm. We have, Uh, ADMIN, BOOT, DISK, LOCAL, TREE, yeah. Admin Boot, Dick Local and Tree. s: Admin? Boot? m: What's that? s: Admin? Boot? Disk? LocalTree? m: Admin, Boot, Disk, Local and Tree. s: Okay. Can you Go Boot? m: Kay s: Can you do an INDEX in that? m: Mmmm. Trying to index. s: Trying to index? m: It's just waiting. It's not doing anything right now. m: Okay, it says too many records. s: Okay, um, can you uh, can you do um, index admin? m: Okay, Spinning again. s: What's spinning, the cursor? m: I just mean it's it's just you know, going to the next line and now we're just waiting. s: Gotcha m: Okay, too many files. s: Ok. m: Er, too many records, records, files, records. s: Okay m: Okay, hang on I'm just poking around here, it's like SYS, OPS we have: FLUSH, LOCKOUT, MAKEDISK and REINIT s: MAKEDISK and REINIT? m: Yeah, one word R-E-I-N-I-T - REINIT s: Um, okay, can you try to index something for me? m: Okay. s: Can you do INDEX (space, greater than) OPS (greater than) MELTER? m: No access. s: No access.. s: Okay, under SYS>OPS can you try um, READ REINIT? m: Okay.. SYS, uh OPS REINIT, Okay?… Ooh. Hm. (Harsh keyboard tapping, unresponsive) s: Sounds like your alarm stopped. m: Yes, it, everything appears to have stopped. s: Okay? What is everything? m: I mean like, I don't even get a prompt now. s: I don't even get a prompt.. s: Well, maybe it's restarting? m: Mayyybe? I dunno! (More keyboard tapping) Cmonnnnn. *disconnect*