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AUTHORIZE and exit $status?

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The Question is:

I am working on a fairly simple command procedure to reset some passwords.  I
 have defined the Authorize utility as a foreign command and it executes
 properly.  I would like to test the result of the authorize command execution,
 but the STATUS value does
not seem to be set.  Here is a "snippet" of the code:
When this code executes, the AUTH line generates a standard VMS error message,
 but the STATUS value seems to be totally unrelated to the result of the AUTH
Does AUTHORIZE not set the $STATUS variable properly?

The Answer is :

  Correct. AUTHORIZE does not always set $STATUS as expected.

answer written or last revised on ( 29-AUG-2001 )

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