[vcf-midatlantic] clearing the queue in VMS 5.2 (or thereabouts)

VAXman at tmesis.org VAXman at tmesis.org
Mon Apr 11 13:04:53 EDT 2016


Dave McGuire via vcf-midatlantic writes: 

>On 04/11/2016 12:13 PM, william degnan via vcf-midatlantic wrote: >>>
>Here is the output, note *MISSING* is the name I gave the directory by
>>>> accident when I installed MULTINET, I don't think other than the
>name >>> it's an issue, but I thought I'd mention. >>> >>>
>COBUCK$DKA700:[*MISSING*.VAX_COMMON.MULTINET.SPOOL] >> >> On an ODS-2
>volume? {*}  I think not!  An asterisk is the wildcard >> character >>
>in any VMS file specification, so I'd highly doubt that you have a >>
>directory >> with an asterisk in it! >> >> {*} I'm assuming ODS-2
>because you said you're running V5.2. >> > These were bolded my me for
>emphasis.  Your email software converted to * > characters.  If you seen
>an asterisk around something, assume this is your > email program
>converting for you.   you must have a text email. 
>
>  The asterisks are generated on the sending end, FYI.  Friggin'
>Microsoft. 

Well, there's no BOLDIN here either:

http://lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org/pipermail/vcf-midatlantic/2016-April/002852.html

As for Micro$haft, well, my opinion of their shoddiness is well known.




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