|Multitasking:||limited with multiuser|
OS/8 was the primary OS for the PDP-8. OS/8 is different from modern OS's as you don't change paths/drives you assign the DSK: volume to whatever disk it is you want to work from. Also running exe's have to be on the SYS: volume.
Example of usage
delete basic.* deassign dsk: assign rxa1: dsk: squish sys: copy rxa0:<rxa1:*.sv R FRTS ADVENT (ESCAPE)
deletes a file. You can use wildcards.
Squish is like defrag, in that it'll actually delete files, and move stuff around so you can get the maximum free space..
copy copys a file, but the syntax is different from most OS's...
So that the follwing:
copys all the .sv files from rxa1 to rxa0
OS/8 could run under another OS RTS8 as a virtualized guest, allowing each user to have their own virtual PDP-8.