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I have a customer who says
her password displays when she logs onto the console. She
doesnt see duplicate (as in local echo on) characters. What
would make a password display on a console?
Tim Busche replies (and
the original questioner confirmed the solution):
Modify or Modify All is enabled (see the Modes
function keys), the password will be displayed.
Is there any way to
eliminate the END OF PROGRAM message when a program
Barry Lake, Doug Werth and
Lee Gunter reply:
If you explicitly run the
program, as in :run myprog.pub.myacct, then you will see END OF
PROGRAM when the program terminates. However, if you execute
the program implicitly, as in :myprog.pub.myacct or :xeq
myprog.pub.myacct, then you wont see END OF
[Ed. note: Doug Werth noted
that the above forms, while working in most cases, do not support
alternate entry points.]
What is the official
definition of what counts against the user limit for MPE licensing?
We are replacing a system and deciding what user limit to buy.
Chris Bartram replies:
Check out an HTML version
of the HP3000-L FAQ at www.3kassociates.com (look under publications).
[Editors note: A searchable version is also available at
In using the MGET command
in FTP, how do I stop it from asking me Y or N for each file?
Keven Miller, Peter
Osborne and Heidi Hansen reply:
Use the prompt command,
no parameters. It toggles interactive mode.
How can I use the DISKUSE
command to see everything in one account only?
Ray Sparks replies:
Just do the following:
DISKUSE /ACCOUNT/ [Editors note: Since this uses the HFS
format, the account name must be all capital letters.]
We have a system with
several internal drives. We want to replace the internal drives with
new drives in an external enclosure. Does LEDV 1 need to be internal
to the system?
Dave Knispal, Rich
Holloway, Paul Courry, Andreas Schmidt and Larry Barnes all
reply: You do not need any internal drives.
How do I run a program
file that has a lockword on it in a batch job?
Gary Jackson, Larry
Simonson, Shawn Gordon and Dave Knispel all jumped on this one:
Is there a command or
utility that will give me definitions of every (or most) file
Barry Lake, Ron Burnett,
Paul Christidis and Timothy Hoefner reply:
HELP FILE FILECODES
Stan Sieler noted:
This only covers the
HP-defined filecodes. For a full list, including vendor codes, try:
Running the program and
entering TEST will get a list of all currently known
I am trying to upgrade
from 5.5 to 6.0. I am getting an error about a missing file right
before the install of the SUBSYS tape: FILEINFO.INSTALL. SYS. What
have I forgotten?
Did you restore the
AUTOINST files from the PowerPatch tape prior to running? :RESTORE
*T;A@.INSTALL,F@.INSTALL;DEV=1; SHOW will restore the FILEINFO file
My HP e3000 has an
internal CD-ROM drive. How can I read information off a CD in this
Dennis Heidner replies:
You need a special
program, CDCOPY/iX, if you wish to access the CD on an HP e3000.
Visit the HP site: jazz.external.hp.com; look for
freeware on the opening screen.
CDCOPY copies files from CD
in ISO 9660 format to your HFS file system on disc. You can specify
the entire file system on CD to be copied, or single files. If the
original directory or file name on CD is not Posix-conforming, a
warning will be displayed and the file will be renamed to
CDCOPY_iX_# where # is a number. Supported file systems
on CD are DOS and HP-UX with ISO file flags 0, 2,16 and 18.
Im trying to copy
files from account1 to account2 but get the following error message:
USER LACKS CREATE DIRECTORY ENTRIES (CD) ACCESS TO PARENT DIRECTORY.
Dennis Heidner replies:
SM (or a privileged
program) is required to copy files across account boundaries.
Costas Anastassiades noted:
If you have network
services and access to both account1 and account2 then use the
DSCOPY file.group.account TO
This does not require SM
Is there a command or a
feature in FTP that reports periodic progress of a PUT or GET
Keven Miller, Joe Taylor,
Greg Stigers, Rich Trapp and Chris Goodley reply:
The closest thing to a
progress indicator is the HASH command. It displays a hash mark # for
each 1024 bytes transferred. Unless you do the math up front, and
figure out how many hashes or 80-column lines of hashes a file is,
its benefit is largely psychological: the appearance of something
happening, with the corollary torment of wondering why it
periodically slows or even stops.
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