HP OpenVMS DCL Dictionary
Replaces the default DCL prompt ($ ) with the specified string.
SET PROMPT [=string]
Specifies the new prompt string. The following rules apply:
- All valid ASCII characters can be used.
- No more than 32 characters are allowed.
- To include spaces or lowercase letters, enclose the string in
quotation marks (" "). Otherwise, letters are converted
automatically to uppercase; leading and trailing spaces are removed.
If you do not specify the string parameter with the SET PROMPT command,
the default DCL prompt ($ ) is restored.
The SET PROMPT command customizes prompts for your main process or a
When a continued command is read from the terminal or an indirect
command is read from a command procedure, DCL places an underscore in
front of the prompt string.
Inserts carriage return and line feed characters before the prompt
string. Type the qualifier after the string parameter.
$ SET PROMPT ="What's next?"
What's next? SHOW TIME
The SET PROMPT command in this example replaces the DCL prompt ($ )
with the phrase "What's next?". When you see the prompt on
your screen, you can enter any DCL command. This example uses the SHOW