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Author Escape character for DCL
Kenashkov
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Posts: 28
Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
Joined: 02.01.06
Posted on October 26 2007 10:56
How can I use file/dir that has dot (.) in its filename? I know that the escape character is ^ but for some reason I can not get it working.
Example:
[quote:95844259f1]
$ set def dka100:[sys0.downloads.192^.168^.0^.1]
%DCL-W-DIRECT, invalid directory syntax - check brackets and other delimiters
\DKA100:[SYS0.DOWNLOADS.192\
[/quote:95844259f1]
The same when I try deletion or to rename it.
(The directory was created from wget - the host: "192.168.0.1"smiley
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Author Re: Escape character for DCL
brad
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Location: Hopedale, MA USA
Joined: 15.12.05
Posted on October 26 2007 13:15
[quote:1b03181ae4="Kenashkov"]How can I use file/dir that has dot (.) in its filename? I know that the escape character is ^ but for some reason I can not get it working.
Example:
[quote:1b03181ae4]
$ set def dka100:[sys0.downloads.192^.168^.0^.1]
%DCL-W-DIRECT, invalid directory syntax - check brackets and other delimiters
\DKA100:[SYS0.DOWNLOADS.192\
[/quote:1b03181ae4]
The same when I try deletion or to rename it.
(The directory was created from wget - the host: "192.168.0.1"smiley[/quote:1b03181ae4]

Hi Ken,

Perhaps this example will shed some light on your problem:

$ set proc/parse=traditional
$ set def sys$login:
$ set def [.itunes.The^_Jimi^_Hendrix^_Experience]
%DCL-W-DIRECT, invalid directory syntax - check brackets and other delimiters
\[.ITUNES.THE\
$ set proc/parse=extended
$ set def [.itunes.The^_Jimi^_Hendrix^_Experience]
$ show def
USER2:[BRAD.itunes.The^_Jimi^_Hendrix^_Experience]

(Environment: VMS V8.3 Alpha)

As you can see, in my environment the process parse_style must be set to extended. Now I can access my tunes:

$ dir [...]

Directory USER2:[brad.ITunes.The^_Jimi^_Hendrix^_Experience]

Electric^_Ladyland.DIR;1
0.50KB/64KB 23-OCT-2007 02:44:28.37

Total of 1 file, 0.50KB/64KB

Directory USER2:[brad.ITunes.The^_Jimi^_Hendrix^_Experience.Electric^_Ladyland]

01^_^.^.^.And^_The^_Gods^_Made^_Love.m4a;1
1.31MB/1.31MB 22-JUN-2007 21:51:02.65
02^_Have^_You^_Ever^_Been^_^(To^_Electric^_L.m4a;1
2.03MB/2.06MB 22-JUN-2007 21:51:30.50
03^_Crosstown^_Traffic.m4a;1
2.28MB/2.31MB 22-JUN-2007 21:52:00.33
04^_Voodoo^_Chile.m4a;1
13.90MB/13.93MB 22-JUN-2007 21:52:22.45
15^_All^_Along^_The^_Watchtower.m4a;1
3.70MB/3.75MB 22-JUN-2007 21:52:23.22
16^_Voodoo^_Child^_^(Slight^_Return^).m4a;1
4.83MB/4.87MB 22-JUN-2007 21:50:45.86

Total of 6 files, 28.08MB/28.25MB

Grand total of 2 directories, 7 files, 28.08MB/28.31MB

Good to know that VMS can be used as an iTunes repository. :-)
http://www.turquoisewitch.com/~bradh
Author
Kenashkov
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Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
Joined: 02.01.06
Posted on October 26 2007 22:03
Hey,
Thank you for the examples & explanations.
I should have thought of the wildcard smiley
109218396 http://azonmedia.com
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