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How to move between VMS directories

 
Hemang
Occasional Contributor

How to move between VMS directories

I am pretty new to this environment. Just like to know if i want to scroll through the various directories, what command i should use?Can anyone give example?
Thanks in advance.
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Hoff
Honored Contributor

Re: How to move between VMS directories

You've read the OpenVMS User's Guide manual; the initial introduction to OpenVMS terms and concepts, right?

If you have not read that guide, then please go read that guide now. Right now. That guide answers this question, and what will likely be your next dozen or two questions.

Once you have read the guide, then the help library information for the following will make more sense. The guide provides the basis needed to understand DCL and the file system and the terms and concepts for the platform.

$ HELP SET DEFAULT
$ HELP DIRECTORY

Then read through the Programming Concepts manual or the System Managers' Manual, depending on your goal; whether you are going to be programming, or going to be managing, or both.

http://www.hp.com/go/openvms/doc/

Hemang
Occasional Contributor

Re: How to move between VMS directories

Thanks for your reply.
Robert Gezelter
Honored Contributor

Re: How to move between VMS directories

Hernang,

As Hoff has noted, time spent reading the manuals is time VERY well spent.

In particular, pay careful attention to the use of wildcarding, which differs somewhat from similar concepts under Windows and *IX.

Wildcard sequences that are useful include: *, %, and "..." ("..." may only be used in directory specifications).

Reading the manual is highly advised. Also, experimenting using a non-privileged account where an accident cannot damage anybody else is recommended.

- Bob Gezelter, http://www.rlgsc.com