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recall /input doesn't work when issued from the login file

Lennart Nyberg
Occasional Visitor

recall /input doesn't work when issued from the login file

I'm trying to keep the recall buffer between logins on OpenVMS V7.3-2 (Alpha), but the recall /input command doesn't work.

Here comes the extract from my login file:

$ if f$mode() .eqs. "INTERACTIVE"
$ then
$ recbuf = "sys$login:recall_buffer.dat"
$ lo :== pipe recall/output='recbuf' ; logout
$!
$! The following doesn't work
$ recall/input='recbuf'
$ endif

Thanks for any help
Lennart
3 REPLIES
Jan van den Ende
Honored Contributor

Re: recall /input doesn't work when issued from the login file

Lennart,

"Hey" in the VMS forum!

It was explicitly designed that way!
please see
http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=984797
and especially the answer by John Gillings.

But I, nor you, have to like it...

Skaal.

Have one on me.

jpe

Don't rust yours pelled jacker to fine doll missed aches.
Kris Clippeleyr
Honored Contributor

Re: recall /input doesn't work when issued from the login file

Hi Lennart,
I'm currently working on an updated version of RETRIEVE (see also my reply in the thread mentioned by Jan). That tool will not have RECALL's restrictions.
Greetz,
Kris (aka Qkcl)
I'm gonna hit the highway like a battering ram on a silver-black phantom bike...
Lennart Nyberg
Occasional Visitor

Re: recall /input doesn't work when issued from the login file

Thanks Jan and Kris

I didn't realize the security risks with having the recall buffer saved automatically on logout.
So, instead I think I will define som handy symbols to do the save and restore.

Happy New Year
Lennart