This course teaches students how to use the OpenVMS operating system to create, manipulate, and manage files. It discusses how to tailor the user environment using logical names and DCL symbols. The course describes the command language interpreter and the command line interface. Students will be taught to develop basic command procedures and create a LOGIN.COM command file to tailor their login session.
Basic knowledge of computer use and terms.
Upon completion of the course, students should be able to:
- Describe the OpenVMS operating system environment and command language
- Tailor the user environment using logical names and DCL symbols
- Describe the DCL command language interpreter and use its command line interface
- Develop basic command procedures
- Create a LOGIN.COM command procedure to tailor your login session
- History of OpenVMS
- Basic characteristics and configurations of OpenVMS
- System environment concepts
- OpenVMS configurations
- Logging into the system
- OpenVMS passwords
- Exiting the system
- Digital Command Language
- DCL command features
- Getting online help
- Getting information from the system
- Displaying processes
- Changing process information
- File specification
- Directory structure
- Confirm and log qualifiers
- Create, type, append, copy, rename, delete, purge, sort, and merge files
- Search files
- Protecting your data
- UIC-based security
- More detailed protection using ACLs
- File encryption
- Logical names
- Using logical name tables
- Choosing the appropriate editor
- Features of the EVE editor
- EVE commands
- EDT editor
- Locality of reference
- Creating symbols to use command synonyms
- Using symbols
- Displaying symbols
- Creating custom commands
- Deleting symbols
- Introduction to command procedures
- Debugging command procedures
- Using symbols in command procedures
- Controlling the flow of execution
- Lexical functions
- I/O handling
- Sending mail from a command procedure
- Error handling
- PIPE command
- Queue mechanism
- Print jobs
- Batch jobs
- Network introduction
- Using DECnet
- Using TCP/IP
Instructors in this course
2 years of VMS teaching experience, course developer.
Languages: English, Russian
40+ years of OpenVMS support and teaching experience, founder of the Bruden Corporation, author of OpenVMS, HP-UX, Tru64 UNIX, and C Programming courses and books.
31 years of VMS support and teaching experience, started at DEC teaching almost all VMS courses, now a member of the VSI support team and pre-sales in France.
38 years of OpenVMS support and teaching experience. Application support, Fortran programming, demo-center, consultancy, pre-sales. HP Certified OpenVMS Systems Engineer with extensive systems management and migration experience.
Languages: English, Dutch
HP Certified OpenVMS Systems Engineer with 36 years of OpenVMS support and teaching experience; has lectured in UCD to degree level in computer science and computer networking.
20 years of VMS support and teaching experience.
39 years of experience as a VMS programmer (Fortran, C, Basic, Cobol), extensive experience with ACMS.