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Filtering SYS$INPUT to NCP

The Question is:

NCP / DCL Question: Is there a way to filter SYS$INPUT to the NCP Remote Console? I have a DCL procedure:

$ NCP CONNECT NODE FinickyServer
Logout Port FinickyPortNumber

...But this stops after the connect (when the Ctrl-D to exit message appears). When Ctrl-D typed, VMS starts grabbing frmo sys$input again!

I recently learned TSM can do this. Can NCP?

The Answer is:

Try the following;

$ ncp = "$ncp"
$ ncp
CONNECT NODE FinickyServer
Logout Port FinickyPortNumber
$ exit

The point is, if you specify a command on the invocation itself then utility will not get input from calling procedure. Also, passing control-D is problematic. The utility will get EOF when it gets to a line starting with $.