The Question is:
When I edit SYLOGIN.COM, it writes it back to SYS$SYSROOT:[SYSMGR] instead of
where it came from: SYS$SYSCOMMON:[SYSMGR], and thus the edited version does
not get used during login. How can I prevent this from happening?
The Answer is :
> The customer must be using EDT.
If we ship it, they'll use it . . . (I still use EDT, also).
> This behaviour is a limitation in the EDT editor, which doesn't
> understand file specifications containing search lists. The limitation
> was removed when EDT was superseeded by TPU & EVE in 1984.
EDT deals with searchlists correctly. It'll write out the file
to the directory from which it was read. I suspect the customer has
a file in the root-specific directory, and that copy is being read
and written, NOT the copy in sys$common.
> Note the dates. EDT was obsolete 20 years ago! Please use EVE.
EVE was first shipped as part of VAX/VMS V4.2 (when SMG became
available), which later than 1984, I think.