Gives a user operator control of a device class. (CM)
devclass The name of a logical device class configured
This command links a device class, such as LP, to an
individual user on the system. The user may then execute
any valid operator command for a device in the device class
and will receive the status messages for the devices in that
device class on $STDLIST. For example, a remote printer may
be associated with a terminal, so that messages concerning
the printer will go to the terminal, not the system console.
Before a user can be associated, the system manager must run
a utility program (the version of ASOCTBL.PUB.SYS that
matches your operating system) in order to create a device
class/user association table. This table defines which
users may be associated with which device classes. At any
given time, only one user may be associated with a given
device class. If the device belongs in several device
classes, only one of those device classes may be associated.
This command may be issued from a session, program, or in
BREAK. It may not be used from a job. Pressing [Break] has
no effect on this command.
The operator commands which are made available to users
through the ASSOCIATE command are
Both the system supervisor and the user may DISASSOCIATE a
user from a device. In addition, a user implicitly
disassociates a device when logging off.
To be the controller of the device class TAPE, enter