[vcf-midatlantic] VMS question

VAXman at tmesis.org VAXman at tmesis.org
Fri Oct 20 13:17:33 EDT 2017


william degnan via vcf-midatlantic writes: 

>Brian, Do you know anything about why now I can't edit COM files like
>they are text files, it seems like you deleted all of the old versions
>of systartup_v5.com that I was saving.  can you please advise how to
>return the EDIT command to show a text editor style, rather than a VI
>type edit style? Bill 

I did not touch SYSTARTUP_V5.COM.  Why would you NOT be able to edit a
.COM file?  It's just text.  The editors on VMS are not brain-damaged
to decide what's in a file based upon file extension like on other OS.




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