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DCL and Mailboxes?

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The Question is:

1) How can I read from a mailbox created by fortran program using DCL Commands?
2) How can I pause a DCL script to send commands (from the prompt) to a fortran
 subprocess without stopping the script?

The Answer is :

  Please see the following DCL commands in the DCL HELP library:
  Freeware packages which allow better control over mailbox devices
  than that available within stock DCL are readily available, as well.
  DCL will work for synchronous ASCII text and record I/O operations,
  but tends to be very difficult to use for binary records and I/O.
  For an example of DCL I/O using READ and WRITE, please see topics
  (159) and (7465).  Also please see (7359), (1937), (5045) and (5199).

answer written or last revised on ( 23-APR-2003 )

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