prompt statement

The prompt statement in a macro prompts the user with a specified text string. The user is then given the option to either continue (by entering c, or stopping the process (by entering q). No other characters are allowed.


prompt {prompt.text}


prompt.text Displays text that requires user input. This option has the same conventions and syntax as the display command.



001 n
002 display Starting file save
003 prompt Insert first reel
004 save (fts

In the example above, after displaying Starting file save, the user is prompted with:

Insert first reel -- Quit/Continue (q/c)?

If a c is entered, the save command is executed. The macro stops immediately if a q is provided.

Note: Only c or q are accepted by the prompt command.