[rescue] VMS for VAXstation
francini at mac.com
Sat Aug 10 09:52:20 CDT 2013
The mailer insisted on converting the ellipsis character to nothing.
In the examples below, the syntax is:
dir devname:[*. . .]
dir dka0:[*. . .]
both without spaced between the periods.
On 10 Aug 2013, at 10:00 , John Francini <francini at mac.com> wrote:
> Sure you can. The syntax is:
> dir devname:[*]
> The root of the device is .
> Unlike UNIX, the root directory can only hold directories and ODS-2
> (filesystem) metadata files.
> So assuming you have a single SCSI disk on your VAXstation:
> dir dka0:[*]
> will walk the ENTIRE directory tree on that disk.
> Symbols defined with values starting with $ are aliases for executables;
> values starting with @ are aliases for command files. Otherwise, symbols
> generalized variables in DCL. And how you define them makes a difference
> := defines a symbol that only exists in this "command level" or procedure;
> when the procedure exits, the symbol is lost.
> :== defines a symbol that lives in the process-level symbol table - it's
> available to all command levels and exists after a command file exits.
> The colon is significant: when defining numeric values:
> $ a := 123
> $ a :== 123
> define $A as a symbol containing the string "123", whereas:
> $ a = 123
> $ a == 123
> define $A as a symbol containing the integer 123.
> On 10 Aug 2013, at 9:29, Steve Sandau <ssandau at gwi.net> wrote:
>> Thanks for the responses, guys. That is *exactly* what I was missing.
>> The logical name thing is the biggest one. Keeping a cluster in mind while
> thinking about those really helps. too. I guess I want to trace the logical
> names back to the device:directory names so that I can get a picture of the
> file structure. I was looking for a way to do a directory of a device, but
> that doesn't appear to be possible.
>> The filespec stuff makes sense enough; I just need to get better at the
> syntax so every command doesn't take three or four tries. ;-) I see now
> the .COM files are like shell scripts or batch files. Knowing what DCL is
> makes more of the reading I've done makes sense. I have edited a couple of
> .COM files for startup tasks like TCP/IP and an additional drive.
>> I'm thinking of symbols as aliases more or less. Symbols explain why I can
> run things that don't seem to exist as a file. I see I can get a list with
> "SHOW SYMBOL *" too.
>> I have read parts of the System Manager's manual but seem to have missed
> some basic concepts. Thanks for giving me something more to work with. I
> this is going to be interesting for a while.
>> Thanks again.
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