This seems like an odd behavior, though there must be an explanation for it.
Sample script CANIS::SHOWSYS.COM:
$ DEFINE SYS$OUTPUT SYS$NET
$ SHOW SYSTEM
When the above is executed from node VULPES by this command
$ TYPE CANIS::"TASK=SHOWSYS"
it works as I expect, displaying the output of "SHOW SYSTEM" at the initiating terminal on the VULPES node where the command was issued.
However, the sample script CANIS::SHOWDEV.COM:
$ DEFINE SYS$OUTPUT SYS$NET
$ SHOW DEVICE DU
When the above sample is executed from another node by the similar command
$ TYPE CANIS::"TASK=SHOWDEV"
produces no output at all, and times out for that reason.
The command SHOW DEVICE DU when issued interactively on node CANIS by the same user works without any issues, showing the mount information and allocations on all devices starting with DU. There are only three (DUA0, DUA1, and DUA3.)
What is the difference between the two commands that this happens? (Proxies are in place and working to equate the same user account on both nodes.)
DIR CANIS:: works fine from VULPES and
DIR VULPES:: works fine from CANIS.
The SHOWSYS.COM script works on both nodes when executed from the other as a task.
The SHOWDEV.COM script fails on both nodes when executed from the other as a task.
I think it must have something to do with specifics of the SHOW DEV command, but I can't imagine what unless, like some odd UNIX commands, SHOW DEV writes its output to something other than SYS$OUTPUT. (Some UNIX commands write their normal output to the error stream rather than to the default output.)
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