SYSGEN



SYSGEN

     Starts configuration dialog and/or installation tape
creation. This command replaces the SYSDUMP command, which
is no longer supported. (NM)

SYNTAX

     SYSGEN [basegroup][,newgroup][,inputfile][,outputfile]

basegroup The name of a base configuration group in the
account SYS which contains configuration data to be
used as a basis for any changes made during the
SYSGEN session and/or to be used for creation of the
installation tape. If the name of a base group is
not specified in the SYSGEN command, it is
defaulted to the group used to bring up the system
(normally CONFIG).

The base configuration group given or defaulted on
the SYSGEN command can be changed with the SYSGEN
BASEGROUP command.

newgroup The name of a group in the SYS account which is to
be used as the default for keeping a new set of
configuration data or a copy of the configuration
data in the base configuration group. If the name
of a new group is not specified on the SYSGEN
command, it is defaulted to the basegroup. The new
configuration group given or defaulted on the
SYSGEN command can be overridden by specifying a
group name with the SYSGEN KEEP command.

inputfile Actual file designator of the file to be used for
command input during the execution of SYSGEN. The
formal file designator used by the SYSGEN program
for this file is SYSGIN. The default is $STDIN.

outputfile Actual file designator of the file to be used for
any output requested during the Configurator/User
dialog. The formal file designator used by the
SYSGEN program for this file is SYSGOUT. The
default is $STDLIST.

OPERATION

     The SYSGEN command initiates the Configurator/User
interface. Once executing, SYSGEN can be used to create new
system configurations, to modify existing ones, and to
create installation tapes for any MPE/iX system.

System supervisor capability (OP) is required to view
configuration data. System manager (SM) capability is
required to make configuration changes and keep them or to
create an installation tape. To begin interaction with the
MPE/iX Configurator, the SYSGEN command is entered. During
the interaction, system configurations can be created,
modified, or used to create installation tapes.

The base for configuration changes or tape creation can be
specified on the SYSGEN command with the base group. The
group name to which the configuration is to be kept with a
SYSGEN KEEP command can be specified on the SYSGEN command
line with the newgroup parameter.

Input for the configurator interaction can be redirected
from a file with the SYSGEN command inputfile parameter.
Any output during the interaction can be redirected to a
file with the SYSGEN command outputfile parameter. In
addition, input and output can be redirected with file
equations using the formal designators SYSGIN and SYSGOUT,
respectively, prior to entering the SYSGEN command.

Pressing [Break] suspends the execution of this command.
Entering RESUME continues the execution.

EXAMPLE(S)

     The following four examples perform the same action.  Each
causes the group CONFIG.SYS to be used as the basis for
configuration data, the group NEWCONF.SYS to be used for any
KEEP command without a group specification, the file $STDIN
to be used for input and the $STDLIST to be used for output.

SYSGEN CONFIG,NEWCONF,$STDIN,$STDLIST
SYSGEN CONFIG,NEWCONF
SYSGEN ,NEWCONF
FILE SYSGIN=$STDIN
FILE SYSGOUT=$STDLIST
SYSGEN ,NEWCONF

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Commands:   None

Manuals : Performing System Operation Tasks (32650-90137)

System Startup, Configuration, and Shutdown Reference
Manual (32650-90042)