Basic computer language commands

Basic computer programming language

NAME Command

Purpose:

To change the name of a disk file.

Syntax:

NAME old filename AS new filename

Comments:

old filename must exist and new filename must not exist; otherwise, an error results.

After a NAME command, the file exists on the same diskette, in the same disk location, with the new name.

Examples:

NAME "ACCTS" AS "LEDGER"

The file formerly named ACCTS will now be named LEDGER. The file content and physical location on the diskette is unchanged.

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