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WAIT=<seconds>

The WAIT= parameter and TIMEOUT error trap can be used with INPUT/RINPUT/LInput statements to force releasing of records. This feature is useful for multi-user situations.

WAIT is located in statement syntax before the colon, and within the quotes of the file ref section if present.

  • WAIT= specifies the number of seconds the system should wait for operator input before responding with a TIMEOUT error condition.
  • NOTE that WAIT=0 instructs the system to wait for zero seconds, not to ignore the WAIT instruction.
  • Also, -1 is a special WAIT value that instructs the system to wait forever, if necessary.

Every time the operator presses a key, the clock is reset for WAIT seconds.

Example

00140 INPUT #11,FIELDS "10,10,C 10",WAIT=30:X$ TIMEOUT 100

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