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$ [command]
Spawn to the operating system, where [command] is an operating system command. If no command is specified, then a system shell is created that will allow you to enter several commands until you logout (under VMS) or exit (under UNIX or DOS).


PLT> $       ! Spawn to system (assume VMS)
Spawning...  ! Wait for something to happen
$ (enter VMS commands)
$ LO
PLT>         ! You have now returned to PLT
PLT> $ DIR   ! This will display your current directory
Spawning...  ! Wait for something to happen
(directory appears here)
PLT>         ! and you are left in PLT.

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