Once you have return to basics installed it is time to start programming, you can look at some of the example programs. (see Gordons Website for how to do this – li basically its the wget command.
Note files will be saved in the directory from which you issued the rtb command so you may want to
so all files are saved to the rtbasic directory.
Due to the way I have organised things on my file system I am saving to :
so start by launching return to basics (which from now on will be written as rtb)
From here we have access to the prompt but there is a nice built in editor we can use too. To get to this press F2
So from here we can type our first program, however before we do that lets have a quick look at the first help screen as this has a few useful commands on it.
Ok now we know how to move around the program, press ESCape to get back to the interpreter
YOUR FIRST PROGRAM
in the editor type
Press F5 and give it a useful file name e.g hello
this will SAVE the program
Press F3 to run
Ok this should just print “HELLO, WORLD” on the screen
If this works we can try and make it a little more interesting
FOR X = 1 TO 20 CYCLE PRINT "HELLO, WORLD" REPEAT STOP
Save F5 and run F3
This should print “HELLO, WORLD” about 20 times.