The Question is:
In a Dcl Command Procedure, how do I match a list of [possibly wildcarded] file
names and types to an incoming list of fully defined files (output of a
It seems like I should be able to do this (some how) using F$PARSE but I
haven't been able to figure it out.
More specifically, I make a file of
'candidates' using a DIR/DATE... selection /OUT to a file and then step thru
that file looking to split it into two others - those with name.types on the
list and those not on the list.
The list is currently 50+ long and it seems too kludgy to have to, for each
line in, plow thru the list with my own brute force parser.
Since I could get a 'hit' on a DIR command using a wildcard file-spec it seems
that I should be able to signal a 'hit' with F$PARSE
The Answer is :
DCL does not provide a solution for the proposed approach, but
then parsing the output of a DCL command is not supported and
not recommended. Rather, the OpenVMS Wizard would directly use
f$search and would select the desired target files within the
DCL procedure using f$file_attributes and f$cvtime and other