o   Interactive   -- enter HELP at the system prompt.  Then enter
     COMMANDNAME[,[KEYWORD]].  Exit by entering E or EXIT.

 o   Direct Access -- enter HELP COMMANDNAME[,[KEYWORD]] at the system
     prompt.  Help exits after displaying (and scrolling) the portion
     that you specified.

 o   This SUMMARY contains six topics:

     NEW            external features that are relatively new since the
                    previous release of MPE/iX.
     ONLINEINFO     references to online sources of current information
                    on the HP e3000.
     NM             commands that execute in Native Mode, and thus
                    follow a more flexible syntax.
     CM             commands that are parsed in Compatibility Mode, and
                    thus are more restrictive in their syntax.
     UNSUPPORTED    MPE V commands that NOT available in MPE/iX.
     SYNTAX         discusses syntax supported by the NM commands.


     :HELP -----> START OF THE HELP FACILITY     |  Help Facility
     >XYZ  -----> START OF THE COMMAND "XYZ"     |  remains interactive
     >EXAMPLE --> EXAMPLE OF "XYZ"               |  until you exit by
     >ABC ------> START OF THE COMMAND "ABC"     |  explicit command
     >PARMS ----> PARAMETERS OF "ABC"            |
     >EXIT -----> leaves the help facility       |  PARMS, OPERATION,
     :                                           |  EXAMPLE

Direct Access
     :HELP XYZ --> START OF COMMAND "XYZ"                |  Quick in,
     :         --> scrolls and leaves the help facility  |  quick out

     :                 --> scrolls and leaves the help facility

New Features

The following features are relatively new additions to MPE/iX:

:ABORTPROC    new command to abort one or more processes.
:INPUT        added the ability to receive replies from the console.
:NEWCI        new commmand to create an alternate CI, thus reducing
              system usage of processes.
:SHUTDOWN     new CI level command to shutdown, and optionally restart
              the system.
HPMAXPIN      new variable - maximum number of concurrent processes.
KSAM64        new option to support very large KSAM files.
input()       same INPUT command features added to the input function.
jinfo()       new function that returns information on jobs and
jobcnt()      new function that returns the number of jobs/sessions
              matching a logon ID.
pinfo()       new function that returns information on processes.
store-to-     STORE can write backed up files to disk in FOS.

Online Resources

There are many excellent online resources containing current
information on the HP e3000.

  o -
        Commercial System Division's (CSY) technical Web site featuring
        Apache on MPE/iX.
  o -
        Document describing many additional online resources.
  o -
        CSY's official marketing Web site.
  o -
        HP e3000 manuals online.
  o -
        3K World's HP e3000 online community.
        Archives of the popular HP3000-L internet news list.
        Online FAQ for the HP e3000.
        Many HP e3000 links.

Native Mode Commands

These commands operate in Native Mode in the MPE/iX operating system.

Abort          Altfile        Altjob         Altproc
Altwg          Appccontrol    Breakjob       Bye
Calc           Chdir          Chgroup        Comment
Continue       Copy           Data           Debug
Deletevar      Dhcfcontrol    Diskuse        Dismount
Do             Dstat          Echo           Else
Elseif         Endif          Endwhile       Eod
Eoj            Errclear       Errdump        Escape
Exit           Formsalign     Headon         Headoff
Hello          Help           If             Input
Job            Jobfence       Jobpri         Jobsecurity
Ldismount      Limit          Link           Linkcontrol
Listfile       Listjobq       Listspf        Listredo
Lmount         Mount          Newci          Newdir
Newjobq        Newlink        Newwg          Openq
Option         Outfence       Password       Pause
Print          Purge          Purgedir       Purgejobq
Purgelink      Purgewg        Recall         Redo
Reply          Resetdump      Resume         Resumejob
Resumelog      Return         Set            Setcatalog
Setcounter     Setdump        Setclock       Setvar
Showcatalog    Showclock      Showlog        Showme
Showproc       Showq          Showtime       Showvar
Showwg         Shutdown       Shutq          Snacontrol
Spooler        Spoolf         Spucontrol     Switchback
Switchlog      Switchover     Sysgen         Tellop
Tune           Vmount         Vsclose        Vsopen
Vsrelease      Vsreleasesys   Vsreserve      Vsreservesys
Vsuser         While          Xeq

Note: the EXIT CI command is also used to exit the HELP facility.
      EXIT inside of HELP terminates the HELP facility and does not
      describe the CI EXIT command.  To get information on the CI
      EXIT command, enter "help exit" from the CI prompt.

Compatibility Mode Commands

These commands are parsed in Compatibility Mode.  Therefore, their
syntax is more restrictive than the syntax for NM commands.  Many of the
commands below switch to NM for execution after their parameters have
been parsed.  In the Help Facility, they are denoted by the notation (CM).

Abortjob       Accept         Allocate       Allow
Altacct        Altgroup       Altlog         Altsec
Altspoolfile   Altuser        Associate      Basic
Basicgo        Basicomp       Basicprep      Bbasic
Bbasicgo       Bbasicomp      Bbasicprep     Build
Changelog      Cobolii        Coboliigo      Coboliiprep
Console        Deallocate     Deletespoolfile
Disallow       Disassociate   Discrps        Down
Download       Dscopy         Dsline         Editor
Fcopy          File           Fortgo         Fortprep
Fortran        Freerin        Ftn            Ftngo
Ftnprep        Getlog         Getrin         Imf
Imfcontrol     Imfmgr         Listacct       Listeq
Listf          Listftemp      Listgroup      Listlog
Listuser       Listvs         Log            Netcontrol
Newacct        Newgroup       Newuser        Nrje
Nrjecontrol    Nscontrol      Pascal         Pascalgo
Pascalprep     Prep           Preprun        Purgeacct
Purgegroup     Purgeuser      Refuse         Release
Rellog         Remote         Rename         Report
Reset          Resetacct      Restore        Resumenmlog
Resumespool    Rje            Rpg            Rpggo
Rpgprep        Run            Save           Secure
Segmenter      Setjcw         Setmsg         Showallocate
Showallow      Showdev        Showin         Showjcw
Showjob        Showlogstatus  Shownmlog      Showout
Speed          Spl            Splgo          Splprep
Startsess      Startspool     Stopspool      Store
Stream         Streams        Suspendspool   Switchnmlog
Tell           Up             Vstore         Warn

  HP predefined variables are listed under the entry VARIABLES.

Unsupported commands

These commands are not supported in MPE/iX.  Some of the commands below
are concerned with optimizing the performance of the system.  These
optimizing functions now reside in the background of the MPE/iX system.

()command logon               Altvset        Apl
Autoallocate   Cachecontrol   Cline          Cobol
Cobolgo        Cobolprep      Creset         Dscontrol
Foreign        Fullbackup     Give           Miodisable
Mioenable      Moff           Mon            Mpline
Mrje           Mrjecontrol    Newvset        Partbackup
Ptape          Purgevset      Quantum        Showcache
Showcom        Startcache     Stopcache      Sysdump
Take           Vinit


:::::::::::::::::  The old MPE-V/E syntax (shown in   ::::::::::::::::::
:::::::::::::::::  the syntax diagrams) always works  ::::::::::::::::::

           The MPE-V/E syntax conventions are maintained throughout the
           Help Facility for consistency.  You may use the MPE-V/E
           syntax convention for all CI commands.  For the new commands
           and the old commands that are parsed in NM, an easier to use
           and more flexible syntax is supported.

           Suppose that and Native Mode parsed command named CMDNAME
           has the following syntax:

:CMDNAME KEYWORD1=value1; KEYWORD2=value2;... KEYWORDn=valueN

           Because it is a NM command, you may choose how you
           enter the command at the keyboard or in a job stream.

           For the NM command CMDNAME, the following forms of
           entry are valid and equivalent:


:CMDNAME a, b,... ,n


The order relationship between parameters is still important: positional
parameters must come before keyword parameters, as they did in MPE-V/E.
This is true for all commands.  Because this order relationship is
enforced, the following attempt to enter positional parameters after a
keyword parameter will produce an error:


Introducing a keyword variable (delimited with a semi-colon) terminates
positional assignment.  The positional "h" produces an error above.

More syntax rules and examples are available by entering HELP SYNTAX