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Remote PURGE command fails?

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The Question is:

Dear Sir,
   I've a problem with purge command.  I can't use decnet to purge file on the
 other host. I can delete, dir ... but I can't purge. The error message is
 "-SYSTEM-W-NONLOCAL, device is not a local device" .  I've already added proxy
 at uaf and add node nam
e at ncp.
   By the way, we've 3 hosts in the same network, some hosts can purge files on
 other hosts, but some host can't. What should I do next?
Thank you,
Fiona X.

The Answer is :

  The OpenVMS Wizard asks that the relevent DCL commands and the full
  error message text always be provided.  (The "-SYSTEM" message prefix
  indicates that at least one additional message was displayed.)  The
  PURGE command used was also not provided.  This omission makes many
  questions quite difficult to answer, and reported problems rather
  more difficult to duplicate.
  In this case, the OpenVMS Wizard is unclear as to the specific cause
  of the problem, having just (successfully) invoked the following DCL
    $ PURGE 0"wizard phoenix$gandalf"::sys$login:x.x
  As an alternative, consider passing the PURGE command over to the
  remote host for execution.  Please see existing discussions of DECnet
  task-to-task communications (using aDCL server, or a server implemented
  as an executable image) and associated DCL-based examples present here
  in Ask The Wizard.

answer written or last revised on ( 19-JUL-2000 )

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