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DCL Command Parsing Limits?

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The Question is:

In a normal DECTerm i can only enter 256 character per line. If i want to enter
 more i will get the Error message:
%RMS-W-TNS, terminator not seen.
Why i cannot extend this limit?

The Answer is :

  You have reached the limits of the DCL parsing for the particular command.
  Various enhancements to this area of DCL are expected to be included into
  OpenVMS Alpha V7.3-2.  Specifically, command and component length is to
  be extended to 4096 characters, and continuation lines are expected to
  permit a maximum of 8192 characters.  The length of the particular tokens
  within the command is not expected to change from the current 256 character

answer written or last revised on ( 14-JAN-2003 )

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