[rescue] VMS for VAXstation
ssandau at gwi.net
Fri Aug 9 19:37:44 CDT 2013
Thanks for all the information guys. I now have OpenVMS running on a
VAXStation 3100. Cool. I set up a 350M system drive and configured
DECNET on VMS and Linux to copy files. That allowed me to add DECwindows
and TCP/IP, and I have another drive for user files. It's been
interesting finding some DOS-like commands and some plain English
I'm still struggling with the overall logic of the file structure
though. I was thinking it was like DOS in that there's a device and
directories below it, and that's how you get to things. But I can't sort
out things like how SYS$ROOT[SYSMGR] and SYS$COMMON:[SYSMGR] relate. In
short, the file system confuses me. Does this have to do with aliases or
something like that?
I also can't figure out when to just invoke a file, "run" a file, or use
"@" to run a file. Clues?
I think I'm missing some basic information that I have not been able to
glean from the manuals. Does anyone have pointers to basic info that
might answer these questions, or am I just being really obtuse and the
answers are right in front of me?
Thanks for any help here. This is fun so far.
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