The Question is:
My question is if there is any possibility to extend the length of a DCL
command-line-input to make it larger than 255 characters.
I guess this might not be a big thing.
But on every system i know it is this why.
I find this is antiquated.
But i cannot find any information about that
whether under the HP Pages nowhere else
in the internet.
Thanks for your attention
The Answer is :
DCL symbols have limits on the token length and on the overall command
length. Specifically OpenVMS versions through V7.3-1 have these limits:
1: A single command line segment can be up to 256 characters long
before command continuation is required.
2: A single command, consisting of several continued command lines,
can be up to 1024 characters long. Note that this includes any
3: A command can consist of a maximum of 128 distinct entities or
tokens, each token having a maximum length of 255 characters.
Note that a foreign command is treated as a single token and is
therefore limited to 255 characters.
Extensions to the DCL command buffer length and to various parts
within the DCL syntax are presently planned for inclusion into a
future OpenVMS release. (This future OpenVMS Alpha release will
potentially be as early as OpenVMS Alpha V7.3-2.)