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VMS Quick Reference Guide

Note: You can get detailed help on any command by typing HELP <command>

APPEND <file1> <file2>

Appends the contents of <file1> to the end of <file2>

CLEANMAIL

Compresses and cleans up email folder

COPY <file1> <file2>

Copies the file <file1> to the file <file2>

CREATE/DIR [.MYDIR]

Creates the directory [.MYDIR]

DELETE <file>;1

Deletes version 1 of <file>

DELETE <file>;*

Deletes all versions of <file>

DIR

Displays the contents of the current directory

EDIT <file>

Creates or edits <file> with the EDT editor

EMACS <file>

Creates or edits <file> with the EMACS editor

FINGER <user>

Find out information about a user on the system

FTP <location>

Transfer files to and from a remote computer

HELP <command>

Displays a help message about <command>

KERMIT

Used to transfer files to a remote computer via modem

LOCATE <printer>

Changes the default printer to <printer>

LOGOUT

Log out of the VMS system

MAIL

Loads the built-in VMS email utility

MAIL <file> <user>

Sends a file to another user on the system

NOTICE

Displays important system announcements

PHONE <user>

Invokes the Phone utility to chat with <user>

PINE

Loads the user-friendly email utility

PRTLAND <file>

Prints <file> in landscape mode to default printer

PRTPORT <file>

Prints <file> in portrait mode to default printer

PURGE

Removes old versions of all files

RENAME <file1> <file2>

Changes the name of <file1> to <file2>

SET DEFAULT [.MYDIR]

Sets [.MYDIR] as the current directory

SET TERMINAL

Sets the characteristics of a terminal

SETUP UAINFO

Installs the text-based web browser; type LYNX to run

SHOW DEFAULT

Displays the default disk and directory name

SHOW QUEUE <printer>

Displays the current queue for <printer>;

SHOW QUOTA

Displays the current disk quota and disk space used

SHOW PROCESS

Displays all currently active processes

SHOW TIME

Displays the date and time

SHOW USERS

Displays all users currently logged on

SORT <infile> <outfile>

Sorts <infile>, placing the output in <outfile>

STOP/ID=<pid>

Kills the process with ID number <pid>

SUMMARY

Displays the account balance and expiration date

TELNET <location>

Connects to a remote computer

TALK <user@location>

Used to chat with a user outside the VMS system

TYPE <file>

Displays the contents of the highest version of <file>

Pascal Commands:

PASCAL FILE.PAS

Compiles FILE.PAS to an object module, FILE.OBJ

LINK FILE.OBJ

Links FILE.OBJ, creating an executable file FILE.EXE

RUN FILE.EXE

Executes FILE.EXE

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