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Description of XSFS

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XSFS allows you to XEDIT a file that resides in an unaccessed SFS directory.

The syntax of XSFS is the same as that of the corresponding XEDIT command, with two extensions: you can specify the fileid as FN FT DIRID as well as the usual FN FT FM, or you can identify the file via NAMEDEFs. Also, if XSFS EXEC is invoked with no arguments, the arguments from the previous XSFS command are recalled.

Example -- here are three different ways that you could Xedit the file named XSFSMAIN ASSEMBLE in the directory VMSYSU:MAINT.TOOLS.XSFS:

  • XSFS XSFSMAIN ASSEMBLE VMSYSU:MAINT.TOOLS.XSFS
  • ACCESS VMSYSU:MAINT.TOOLS T
    XSFS XSFSMAIN ASSEMBLE +T.XSFS
  • CREATE NAMEDEF VMSYSU:MAINT.TOOLS.XSFS XDIR
    XSFS XSFSMAIN ASSEMBLE XDIR

When a file is loaded into the XEDIT ring via the extended fileid syntax, the filemode is set to S6 in the XEDIT ring. However the file is written back to its original location when SAVE or FILE is done.

If you have questions or comments about XSFS, contact Kent Fiala.