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OpenVMS FAQ updates

OpenVMS FAQ updates

I tried sending this to the address (Hoff's) in the FAQ (text and pdf versions) but it bounced. Is Hoff still maintaining the FAQ?

Am I wrong, or are the REPLY commands in the example below in the wrong order? The text description above it and all other documentation I have seen says REPLY/ENABLE then REPLY/LOG. The order stated does not work on OpenVMS V7.1 (old, I know).



8.4 Using REPLY/LOG from DCL? Disabling Console OPCOMs?
Your terminal must be enabled as an operator terminal before the REPLY/LOG command can be used, but a DCL procedure (batch command file, system startup, etc) does not have an associated terminal. To make this work, use the following sequence to enable the OPA0: console as the operator terminal, then the REPLY/LOG command will be accepted:

$ DEFINE/USER SYS$COMMAND _OPA0:
$ REPLY/LOG
$ DEFINE/USER SYS$COMMAND _OPA0:
$ REPLY/ENABLE

4 REPLIES
labadie_1
Honored Contributor

Re: OpenVMS FAQ updates

Yes it seems there is a typo, and it is in wrong order.
Volker Halle
Honored Contributor

Re: OpenVMS FAQ updates

Steven,

the order of the commands seems wrong. You need to first enable OPA0: as an operator terminal (if it is not enabled already) before you can issue the REPLY/LOG command.

Hoff is not with HP anymore, so an HP mail address is going to fail.

You may find a more recent OpenVMS FAQ at:

http://64.223.189.234/node/1

Volker.

Re: OpenVMS FAQ updates

I have contacted Hoff at the web page given. Thank you
Hoff
Honored Contributor

Re: OpenVMS FAQ updates

Thanks for the note.

The change has been queued for the next update to the FAQ. Cut-and-paste error, looking at my notes.

The copy of the FAQ at the HP web site was two editions back when last I checked -- the latest version is over at www.hoffmanlabs.com/vmsfaq (or at the IP address cited). There have been a few and very occasional discussions about resolving this matter occurring in the background, though everybody involved also has Real Work (tm).