CONSOLE


CONSOLE

     Changes the system console from its current device to
another job-accepting terminal.

SYNTAX

     CONSOLE [LDEV]


PARAMETERS

LDEV                THE LOGICAL DEVICE NUMBER OF THE NEW CONSOLE
TERMINAL. IF OMITTED, THE CONSOLE COMMAND DISPLAYS
THE CURRENT LOGICAL DEVICE NUMBER OF THE CONSOLE.


OPERATION

     THE CONSOLE COMMAND HAS TWO PURPOSES: TO DISPLAY THE
LOGICAL DEVICE NUMBER OF THE TERMINAL CURRENTLY BEING USED
AS THE SYSTEM CONSOLE, AND TO MOVE THE CONSOLE TO ANOTHER
LOGICAL DEVICE. LISTING THE LOCATION OF THE CONSOLE
REQUIRES NO SPECIAL CAPABILITIES. MOVING THE CONSOLE
REQUIRES OP OR SM CAPABILITY.

THE CONSOLE CANNOT BE MOVED TO A REMOTE TERMINAL, THAT IS,
ONE THAT IS CONNECTED TO YOUR SYSTEM VIA A DISTRIBUTED
SYSTEMS (DS) COMMUNICATIONS LINE. SIMILARLY, IT SHOULD NOT
BE MOVED TO A TERMINAL USING A MULTIPOINT TERMINAL SOFTWARE
(MTS) LINE, OR A PAD TERMINAL OVER A MODEM.

WHEN YOU SWITCH THE LOCATION OF THE CONSOLE WITH THE
CONSOLE COMMAND, A MESSAGE IS PRINTED ON THE FORMER CONSOLE
AND ON THE LOGICAL DEVICE RECEIVING THE CONSOLE TO DISPLAY
THE NEW LOGICAL DEVICE NUMBER OF THE SYSTEM CONSOLE. THE
OLD CONSOLE IS NOW JUST ANOTHER SESSION DEVICE AND ALL THE
CONSOLE CAPABILITIES ARE TRANSFERRED TO THE NEWLY DESIGNATED
TERMINAL.

WITHOUT PARAMETERS, THE CONSOLE COMMAND WILL REPORT THE
CURRENT LOGICAL DEVICE NUMBER OF THE CONSOLE. NO
CAPABILITIES ARE REQUIRED TO EXECUTE THE COMMAND THIS WAY.

THIS COMMAND MAY BE ISSUED FROM A SESSION, JOB, PROGRAM, OR
IN BREAK. PRESSING [BREAK] HAS NO EFFECT ON THIS COMMAND. IT
MAY BE USED BY ANY USER TO DETERMINE THE LOCATION OF THE
CONSOLE. TO CHANGE THE LOCATION OF THE CONSOLE, IT MUST BE
ISSUED FROM THE CONSOLE*, OR THE USER MUST HAVE SM OR OP
CAPABILITY.

* IT MAY BE DISTRIBUTED TO USERS WITH THE ALLOW COMMAND.

NOTE

BEFORE TRANSFERRING THE SYSTEM CONSOLE TO ANOTHER TERMINAL, BE SURE
THAT YOU CAN TAKE THE CONSOLE BACK WHEN DESIRED (ALLOW
USER.ACCOUNT;COMMANDS=CONSOLE). USERS ASSIGNED SYSTEM MANAGER (SM)
CAPABILITY CAN RETRIEVE THE CONSOLE WITHOUT HAVING BEEN ALLOWED THE USE
OF THE CONSOLE COMMAND.

SINCE THE SYSTEM CONSOLE IS A SESSION DEVICE, A SESSION MUST
BE LOGGED ON TO THE CONSOLE IN ORDER TO EXECUTE OPERATOR
COMMANDS.

CONTROL AND MAINTENANCE PROCESSOR (CMP) AND DIAGNOSTIC
CONTROL UNIT (DCU) PROMPTS AND MESSAGES REMAIN WITH THE
CONFIGURED TERMINAL, FOR EXAMPLE, CHANNEL 1, DEVICE 0. THIS
FEATURE CANNOT BE MOVED TO ANOTHER TERMINAL.


EXAMPLE(S)

     TO DETERMINE THE CURRENT LOCATION OF THE SYSTEM CONSOLE, ENTER

CONSOLE
CONSOLE IS CURRENTLY ASSIGNED TO LDEV 20

TO TRANSFER THE CONSOLE TO THE TERMINAL IDENTIFIED BY MPE/iX
AS LOGICAL DEVICE 31, ENTER

CONSOLE 31
CONSOLE HAS BEEN SWITCHED FROM LDEV 20 TO LDEV 31

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

COMMANDS:   -