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Appendix D
VMS TO UNIX COMMAND CROSS REFERENCE

The following table lists VAX VMS and UNIX commands that perform similar functions. It is advisable to look up the module for each of the UNIX commands listed to gain a complete understanding of the command.


VAX/VMS Command UNIX Command Description

SET DEFAULT cd Change directory
SHOW DEFAULT pwd Display present working directory.
CLS tput clear, cls Clear terminal screen
CREATE touch Create an empty file.
sh, ksh Command interpretors (user shells)
diff, cmp, diff3, comm Compare files
COPY cp, cpio, tar, dd Copy a file or group of files
cat Concatenate files
SHOW TIME date Display and change system date
DIR ls List directory contents
ed, ex Line editor
EDT vi Screen editor
DELETE, PURGE rm Remove/delete files
grep, egrep, fgrep, Search for text in files
nawk, sed
mkdir Make a directory
pg, more, less Display files one screen at a time
PRINT lp Print files in background(spooling)
SHOW QUEUE lpstat Display print queue.
RENAME mv Move/rename files
DELETE/DIR rmdir Remove a directory
sort Sort contents of files
TYPE cat, tail, head, nawk, sed Display contents of a file
Symbols alias x="command" Setting up symbols (aliases)


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