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Defines or changes the session, batch job, or system values or characteristics. See the Description of each command for details.


SET option


The SET command options are described individually in this manual. Table DCLII-15 lists all the SET command options, including those generally reserved for use by system operators and managers.

Table DCLII-15 SET Command Options
Option Function
ACCOUNTING Controls the current accounting file.
AUDIT Provides the management interface to the security auditing system.
BOOTBLOCK (Integrity servers only) Initializes the boot block on the target device.
BROADCAST Determines which messages will be broadcast to SYS$OUTPUT.
CACHE/RESET Resets systemwide I/O caching statistics for the extended file cache (XFC).
CARD_READER Defines the default ASCII translation mode for a card reader.
CLUSTER/EXPECTED_VOTES Sets the total expected votes in the OpenVMS Cluster to a value that you specify or, if no value is specified, sets the total votes to a value determined by the system.
COMMAND Adds commands that are defined in a command description file to your process command set or a command tables file.
CONTROL Enables or disables interrupts caused by Ctrl/T or Ctrl/Y.
CPU Changes the user capabilities associated with the specified CPUs.
DAY Overrides the default day type specified in the user authorization file (UAF).
DEFAULT Establishes a device and directory as the current default for file specifications.
DEVICE Defines device characteristics.
DEVICE/SERVED Lets you make a disk on a local node available to all the nodes on an OpenVMS Cluster.
DIRECTORY Modifies the characteristics of one or more directories.
DISPLAY Redirects the output of a DECwindows application.
ENTRY Changes the current status or attributes of a job not currently executing in a queue.
FILE Modifies the characteristics of one or more files.
HOST Connects your terminal (through the current host processor) to another processor, called the remote processor.
HOST/DTE Connects your system to a remote system by way of an outgoing terminal line.
HOST/DUP Connects your terminal to a storage controller through the appropriate bus for that controller.
HOST/HSC Connects your terminal to a remote HSC50 disk and tape controller through the computer interconnect (CI) bus.
HOST/LAT Connects your terminal to a specified service available in the local area network (LAN), establishing one session for communication between your terminal and that service.
HOST/RLOGIN Allows you to log in to a remote host over a TCP/IP connection and start an interactive terminal session by accessing the RLOGIN application.
HOST/TELNET Connects you to a remote host over a TCP/IP connection by invoking the TELNET application.
HOST/TN3270 Connects you to a remote IBM host over a TCP/IP connection, causing the local keyboard to emulate an IBM 3279-class terminal keyboard by invoking the TN3270 terminal emulator.
IMAGE Modifies or restores the image attributes of an OpenVMS ELF format image file.
KEY Changes the current keypad state setting.
LOGINS Allows or disallows users to log in to the system.
MAGTAPE Defines characteristics of a magnetic tape device.
MESSAGE Overrides or supplements system messages.
NETWORK Registers the attributes of a network service.
ON Controls whether the command interpreter checks for an error condition following the execution of commands in a command procedure.
OUTPUT_RATE Sets the rate at which output is written to a batch job log file.
PASSWORD Lets users change their own passwords; lets system managers change the system password.
PREFERRED_PATH Specifies a particular host or preferred path to access a specific MSCP class disk or TMSCP class tape device.
PREFIX Allows you to set a prefix control string for verified command lines.
PRINTER Defines printer characteristics.
PROCESS Defines execution characteristics of the current process.
PROMPT Defines the DCL prompt.
PROTECTION/DEFAULT Establishes the default protection to be applied to all files subsequently created.
QUEUE Changes the current status or attributes of the specified queue.
RESTART_VALUE Establishes a test value for restarting portions of batch jobs.
RIGHTS_LIST Lets users modify the process rights list; lets privileged users modify the system rights list.
RMS_DEFAULT Provides default multiblock and multibuffer count values to be used by RMS for file operations.
SECURITY Modifies the security profile of an object.
(Alpha/Integrity servers only)
Controls starting, stopping, and restarting of the ACME server, which controls authentication policies for $ACM system service clients.
(Alpha/Integrity servers only)
Controls starting, stopping, and restarting of the Registry server, which provides access to the Registry database for $REGISTRY system service clients.
SERVER SECURITY Controls starting, stopping, and restarting of the security server, which maintains information stored in the system intrusion and proxy databases.
(Alpha/Integrity servers only)
Changes the characteristics of shadow sets created using Volume Shadowing for OpenVMS.
SYMBOL Controls access to local and global symbols in command procedures.
TERMINAL Defines terminal characteristics.
TIME Resets the system clock to the specified value.
VERIFY Controls whether the command interpreter displays lines in command procedures as it executes them.
VOLUME Modifies the characteristics of one or more Files-11 volumes.
WORKING_SET Changes the current working set limit or quota.

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