Useful LOCAL commands

Useful LOCAL commands on an XL1201 with the PE36-PCONS model console (part no. 365404)

XL User's Guide - Using Local Commands on the XL

LOCAL-D/B Dims/brightens screen
LOCAL-Q/L Quiets/loudens bell
LOCAL-G Rings bell
LOCAL-n LOCAL-C Change contrast; n = 1 to 4 (4 is great) LOCAL-T/O Enter/exit test mode LOCAL-ABORT Reset all LOCAL settings


I thought there was a LOCAL command that put the display to sleep (like Lisp does after 20 minutes of idle).

Douglas Fields

Writing LISP and Haskell since 1990