[vcf-midatlantic] VMS question

william degnan billdegnan at gmail.com
Fri Oct 20 14:06:14 EDT 2017

On Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 2:00 PM, william degnan <billdegnan at gmail.com>

> On Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 1:17 PM, Brian Schenkenberger via vcf-midatlantic
> <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
>> 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.
> I believe there was a call to EDTINI.EDT in the login process that is now
not being called.  I have no idea what would have caused the file to delete
itself or whatever it was you were talking about, but I will attempt to fix

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