Got DSM-11 running, any manuals online?

Paul Koning paulkoning at
Fri Jan 8 11:59:49 CST 2021

> On Jan 7, 2021, at 9:38 PM, Chris Zach via cctalk <cctalk at> wrote:
> Well, with Dave's help we got the DSM-11 disk to boot on SIMH. Oddly enough SIMH seems to read a raw RQDX1/2 disk pretty well.
> ...
> The problem is I don't remember how to use it anymore. Is there a PDF of the DSM-11 manual anywhere? I think this was a clean install, but I'd like to check it for data before putting it into archives.


I know nothing about DSM-11 other than the name, and the fact it was the OS on top of which ASSIST-11 was implemented.

Some googling turns up this which is modestly helpful.  
And this:
And this: which suggests that semi-useful manuals might be found in the VMS documentation set, possibly under the name "Digital Standard M" rather than "...MUMPS".


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