OpenVMS Fundamentals

( Duration: 5 Days )

The OpenVMS Fundamentals training course teaches Participants 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 Program describes the command language interpreter and the command line interface. Participants will be taught to develop basic command procedures and create a LOGIN.COM command file to tailor their login session.

By attending OpenVMS Fundamentals workshop, Participants will learn 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

  • Basic knowledge of computer use and terms

  • OpenVMS users and programmers
  • OpenVMS system managers
  • OpenVMS applications programmers
  • DBAs with OpenVMS database applications



Introduction to OpenVMS

  • History of OpenVMS
  • Basic characteristics and configurations of OpenVMS
  • System environment concepts
  • OpenVMS configurations

Getting Started

  • Logging into the system
  • OpenVMS passwords
  • Exiting the system

DCL Command Interpreter

  • Digital Command Language
  • DCL command features
  • Getting online help
  • Getting information from the system

Process Concepts

  • Processes
  • Displaying processes
  • Changing process information

Directory and Files

  • File specification
  • Directory structure

File Manipulation Commands

  • Confirm and log qualifiers
  • Create, type, append, copy, rename, delete, purge, sort, and merge files
  • Search files

File and Directory Security

  • Definitions
  • Protecting your data
  • UIC-based security
  • More detailed protection using ACLs
  • File encryption

Logical Names

  • Logical names
  • Using logical name tables


  • Choosing the appropriate editor
  • Features of the EVE editor
  • EVE commands
  • EDT editor

Symbols as Command Aliases

  • Locality of reference
  • Creating symbols to use a command synonyms
  • Using symbols
  • Displaying symbols
  • Creating custom commands
  • Deleting symbols

Command Procedures

  • 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

Print and Batch Queues

  • Queue mechanism
  • Print jobs
  • Batch jobs


  • Network introduction
  • Using DECnet
  • Using TCP/IP

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