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Can’t get EDIT/FDL to work on a VAX

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da1nonly1
Advisor

Can’t get EDIT/FDL to work on a VAX

Hi,

I have a problem, that if I try invoking the EDIT/FDL utility by:
$ edit/fdl my_index

I get this message:
%DCL-W-IVQUAL, unrecognized qualifier - check validity, spelling, and placement
\FDL\

What can be the reason for that?
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Duncan Morris
Honored Contributor

Re: Can’t get EDIT/FDL to work on a VAX

Hi,

check that the symbol EDIT has not been redefined at your location:

eg

$ sh sym/gl e*
ED*IT == "EDIT/EDT"
EPCCDFD == "$ora_otrace:epccdfd"
EXP == "$ORA_SYSTEM:exp"

$ edit/fdl
%DCL-W-IVQUAL, unrecognized qualifier - check validity, spelling, and placement
\FDL\
$


Regards,

Duncan
labadie_1
Honored Contributor
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Re: Can’t get EDIT/FDL to work on a VAX

you have a symbol defined.

Do
$ sh symb ed*

You should see some definitions, like ed*it :== edit/edt or edit/tpu or ...

do zorro :== edit/fdl

zorro my_index should work

Duncan Morris
Honored Contributor

Re: Can’t get EDIT/FDL to work on a VAX

Hi,

depending upon what has been defined, you may be able to extend the symbol you use to get to the FDL editor

using the environment in my previous message, you can use EDITT to override the global symbol

eg
$ editt/fdl
_File:


Duncan
Karl Rohwedder
Honored Contributor

Re: Can’t get EDIT/FDL to work on a VAX

Perhaps you have a foreign command defined as EDIT, e.g.
$ EDIT:==EDIT/EDT
$ EDIT/FDL
%DCL-W-IVQUAL...

Check with SHO SYM EDIT.

regards Kalle
da1nonly1
Advisor

Re: Can’t get EDIT/FDL to work on a VAX

Thanks to all the replies, indeed if I do:
sho symb edit
I get:
ED*IT == "EDIT/TPU"

So I need to override it.
Ian Miller.
Honored Contributor

Re: Can’t get EDIT/FDL to work on a VAX

to overide it either

EDITF/FDL

(using the fact that DCL ignores the characters in the verb name after the 4th) or define a new symbol

EDF :==EDIT/FDL

and use that.
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Ruud Dijt
Advisor

Re: Can’t get EDIT/FDL to work on a VAX

A forgotten parameter \ backslash
$edit\/fdl

should always work