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Getting Started with OpenVMS : A Guide for New Users

By: Duffy, Michael D.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.HP Technologies: Publisher: Burlington : Elsevier Science, 2014Description: 1 online resource (311 p.).ISBN: 9780080507354.Subject(s): Operating systems (Computers)Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Getting Started with OpenVMS : A Guide for New UsersDDC classification: 005.446 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Front Cover; Getting Started with OpenVMS™; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Intended Audience; How to Use This Book; Conventions Used in This Book; Chapter 1 - Introduction; History; The Roles of OpenVMS; Part 1 - A Practical Guide; Chapter 2 - Hardware Platforms Supporting OpenVMS; The VAX; The Alpha; The Intel Itanium; Chapter 3 - Multiuser Concepts; Concurrent Access by Many Users; Processes, Jobs, and Threads; Queues: Print, Batch, and Server; Summary; Chapter 4 - User Accounts; Resource Quotas and Limits; Disk Quotas; Privileges; User Identification Codes
UICs Are Not Necessarily UniqueIdentifiers; Summary; Chapter 5 - Logging In and Out of the System; Logging in for the First Time; Obtaining a User Account; Connecting and Initiating a Login; The Login Sequence; The CLI; Logging out; Chapter 6 - The Digital Command Language; What is a CLI?; Format of DCL Commands; Parts of a DCL Command; Entering Commands; DCL Symbols; WRITE and WRITE SYSOUTPUT; Comparisons: The IF Command; Chapter 7 - The User Environment; Files; Running a Program; Working with Queues; Using Directories; File Protection; OpenVMS Device Names; Specifying Dates and Times
Logical NamesBroadcast Messages; Using Subprocesses: The SPAWN Command; The PIPE Command; A Word About TCP/IP; A Word About PERL; Adjusting Your Process Priority; Adjusting Your Process Privileges; The OpenVMS PHONE Facility; Chapter 8 - The OpenVMS HELP Facility; Learning How To Use HELP; Obtaining a List of Available Help Topics; Obtaining HELP About a Particular Command; Returning from Subtopics; Chapter 9 - Command Procedures; Creating a Command Procedure; Naming Your Procedures; Entering Commands; Making Your Command Procedure Self-Documenting; Executing a Command Procedure Interactively
Command LevelsExecuting a Command Procedure As a Batch Job; Reading and Writing Files From a Procedure; Getting Input Data into Command Procedures; Labels; Branching; Handling Errors; Chapter 10 - System Security; What Is System Security?; Logging out of the System; Passwords; How OpenVMS Protects Passwords; Changing Your Password; Access Restrictions; Protecting Your Files from Unauthorized Access; Captive Accounts; The Audit Trail; Security Alarms; File Highwater Marking; DELETE/ERASE and PURGE/ERASE; Chapter 11 - Using Your Terminal; Terminal Settings
Communications Speeds for Physical TerminalsOther Terminal Settings; Using SET TERMINAL; The Recall Buffer; Freezing the Display; Control Characters; Chapter 12 - E-mail; The MAIL Facility; Two Separate Strategies; Your OpenVMS E-mail Address; SMTP, POP3, and IMAP; Using the Terminal Interface; The MIME Utility; Chapter 13 - Text Editors; A Crash Course in EDT; EDT Caveats; Starting EDT; The EDT Journal File; Working with Your Text; Why You Should Not Trust Your Keyboard; Using Line-Mode Commands; Moving Around Your File; Adding Text; Removing Text; Moving or Copying Text; Setting Autowrap
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Summary: OpenVMS professionals have long enjoyed a robust, full-featured operating system running the most mission-critical applications in existence. However, many of today's graduates may not yet have had the opportunity to experience it for themselves. Intended for an audience with some knowledge of operating systems such as Windows, UNIX and Linux, Getting Started with OpenVMS introduces the reader to the OpenVMS approach.<br><br><br>Part 1 is a practical introduction to get the reader started using the system. The reader will learn the OpenVMS terminology and approach to common concepts such as
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Front Cover; Getting Started with OpenVMS™; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Intended Audience; How to Use This Book; Conventions Used in This Book; Chapter 1 - Introduction; History; The Roles of OpenVMS; Part 1 - A Practical Guide; Chapter 2 - Hardware Platforms Supporting OpenVMS; The VAX; The Alpha; The Intel Itanium; Chapter 3 - Multiuser Concepts; Concurrent Access by Many Users; Processes, Jobs, and Threads; Queues: Print, Batch, and Server; Summary; Chapter 4 - User Accounts; Resource Quotas and Limits; Disk Quotas; Privileges; User Identification Codes

UICs Are Not Necessarily UniqueIdentifiers; Summary; Chapter 5 - Logging In and Out of the System; Logging in for the First Time; Obtaining a User Account; Connecting and Initiating a Login; The Login Sequence; The CLI; Logging out; Chapter 6 - The Digital Command Language; What is a CLI?; Format of DCL Commands; Parts of a DCL Command; Entering Commands; DCL Symbols; WRITE and WRITE SYSOUTPUT; Comparisons: The IF Command; Chapter 7 - The User Environment; Files; Running a Program; Working with Queues; Using Directories; File Protection; OpenVMS Device Names; Specifying Dates and Times

Logical NamesBroadcast Messages; Using Subprocesses: The SPAWN Command; The PIPE Command; A Word About TCP/IP; A Word About PERL; Adjusting Your Process Priority; Adjusting Your Process Privileges; The OpenVMS PHONE Facility; Chapter 8 - The OpenVMS HELP Facility; Learning How To Use HELP; Obtaining a List of Available Help Topics; Obtaining HELP About a Particular Command; Returning from Subtopics; Chapter 9 - Command Procedures; Creating a Command Procedure; Naming Your Procedures; Entering Commands; Making Your Command Procedure Self-Documenting; Executing a Command Procedure Interactively

Command LevelsExecuting a Command Procedure As a Batch Job; Reading and Writing Files From a Procedure; Getting Input Data into Command Procedures; Labels; Branching; Handling Errors; Chapter 10 - System Security; What Is System Security?; Logging out of the System; Passwords; How OpenVMS Protects Passwords; Changing Your Password; Access Restrictions; Protecting Your Files from Unauthorized Access; Captive Accounts; The Audit Trail; Security Alarms; File Highwater Marking; DELETE/ERASE and PURGE/ERASE; Chapter 11 - Using Your Terminal; Terminal Settings

Communications Speeds for Physical TerminalsOther Terminal Settings; Using SET TERMINAL; The Recall Buffer; Freezing the Display; Control Characters; Chapter 12 - E-mail; The MAIL Facility; Two Separate Strategies; Your OpenVMS E-mail Address; SMTP, POP3, and IMAP; Using the Terminal Interface; The MIME Utility; Chapter 13 - Text Editors; A Crash Course in EDT; EDT Caveats; Starting EDT; The EDT Journal File; Working with Your Text; Why You Should Not Trust Your Keyboard; Using Line-Mode Commands; Moving Around Your File; Adding Text; Removing Text; Moving or Copying Text; Setting Autowrap

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OpenVMS professionals have long enjoyed a robust, full-featured operating system running the most mission-critical applications in existence. However, many of today's graduates may not yet have had the opportunity to experience it for themselves. Intended for an audience with some knowledge of operating systems such as Windows, UNIX and Linux, Getting Started with OpenVMS introduces the reader to the OpenVMS approach.<br><br><br>Part 1 is a practical introduction to get the reader started using the system. The reader will learn the OpenVMS terminology and approach to common concepts such as

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