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HP OpenVMS DCL Dictionary
Connects your physical terminal to a virtual terminal that is connected to another process.
The CONNECT command connects you to a separate process, as opposed to the SPAWN and ATTACH commands, which create and attach subprocesses.
$ RUN AVERAGE [Ctrl/Y] $ CONNECT/CONTINUE VTA72
In this example, you use the RUN command to execute the image AVERAGE.EXE. You enter this command from a terminal that is connected to a virtual terminal. Next, you press Ctrl/Y to interrupt the image. After you interrupt the image, enter the CONNECT command with the /CONTINUE qualifier. This operation issues the CONTINUE command, so the image continues to run and connects you to another virtual terminal. You can reconnect to the process later.
$ SHOW USERS/FULL OpenVMS User Processes at 21-JUL-2009 14:11:56.91 Total number of users = 51, number of processes = 158 Username Node Process Name PID Terminal KIDDER BUKETT KIDDER 29A0015E FTA3: KIDDER BUKETT _FTA4: 29A0015F FTA4: KIDDER RACEY1 KIDDER 05800062 FTA5: KIDDER RACEY1 DECW$MWM 0580005D MBA44: Disconnected KIDDER RACEY1 DECW$SESSION 05800059 KIDDER RACEY1 VUE$KIDDER_2 0580005E (subprocess of 05800059) KIDDER RACEY1 VUE$KIDDER_3 0580005F MBA51: Disconnected KIDDER RACEY1 VUE$KIDDER_4 05800060 MBA53: Disconnected SMITH BUKETT SMITH 29A002C1 FTA7: SMITH BUKETT SMITH_1 29A006C2 (subprocess of 29A002C1) SMITH BUKETT SMITH_2 29A00244 (subprocess of 29A002C1) SMITH HAMLET SMITH 24800126 FTA6: SMITH HAMLET DECW$BANNER 24800155 (subprocess of 24800126) SMITH HAMLET DECW$MWM 2480011F MBA170: Disconnected SMITH HAMLET DECW$SESSION 2480011D FTA5: . . . $ CONNECT VTA273 SMITH logged out at 22-DEC-2001 14:12:04.53 $
This example shows how to reconnect to your original process after you have lost the carrier signal. First, you must log in again and create a new process. After you log in, enter the SHOW USERS/FULL command to determine the virtual terminal name for your initial process. Then enter the CONNECT command to connect to the virtual terminal associated with your original process. The process from which you enter the CONNECT command is logged out because you have not specified any qualifiers.
When you reconnect to the original process, you continue running the image that you were running when you lost the carrier signal. In this example, the user SMITH was at interactive level when the connection was broken.