The Question is:
The OpenVMS 7.2-1 Help Utility claims that the lexical F$FILE can have a second
argument of "ONLINE" to determine if the current file is "OFFLINE" or
"ONLINE". However, a quick test:
$ write sys$output - f$file("sys$login:login.com","online")
results in a keyword error %DCL-W-IVKEYW.
Is this a known bug? I didn't see it in the FAQ or in the news group. Is
there are work around?
The Answer is :
This bug was addressed in OpenVMS V7.3; the erroneous ONLINE text was
removed from the HELP library entry for the f$file_attributes lexical.