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HELP/MESSAGE problem on VAX VMS v6.2

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Art Wiens
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HELP/MESSAGE problem on VAX VMS v6.2

Am I missing some file or do I need more on the command line, or is something broken? eg.

$ help/message datmismch

Message number 05FD8013
Message number 05FD8023
Message number 05FD802B
Message number 05FD802B
Message number 05FD801B
Message number 05FD8033
Message number 05FD801B
Message number 05FD8043
Message number 05FD804B
Message number 05FD804B
Message number 05FD801B
Message number 05FD8053
Message number 05FD805B
Message number 05FD8013

I've tried a few other messages, they produce similar results.

Cheers and thanks in aadvance,
Art
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Dale A. Marcy
Trusted Contributor

Re: HELP/MESSAGE problem on VAX VMS v6.2

Fuzzy memory, but I seem to remember a problem with one of the VMS V6.? upgrades where it trashed the help library and you had to restore a copy from the previous version. I will see if I can locate more information on it and post again.
Dale A. Marcy
Trusted Contributor
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Re: HELP/MESSAGE problem on VAX VMS v6.2

Found this note:

1) HELP/MESSAGE is broken on VAXes (see previous thread). You need to
replace the copy of SYS$LIBRARY:MSGHLP$ENGLISH.EXE with that from VMS
6.1. Of course, foreign language versions may be OK! Curiously, the
new Alpha version works fine.
Art Wiens
Respected Contributor

Re: HELP/MESSAGE problem on VAX VMS v6.2

"Fuzzy memory, but I seem to remember ..."

Not so fuzzy I'ld say...you were bang on!!

$ help/message DATMISMCH

DATMISMCH, creation date of 'date' in shareable image 'image-name' .....


Works! Even more amazing is I was able to find VMS 6.1 media (on CD!!). I was fully expecting to have to ask if someone had a TK50 drive I could borrow!!!

Thanks for remembering and not making me relive TK50's,
Art