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The DECevent utility is an event management utility that provides the interface between a system user and the operating system's event log files on OpenVMS Alpha system. It allows system users to produce ASCII reports derived from system event entries. The format of the ASCII reports depends on the command entered on the command line interface (CLI), with a maximum character limit of 255 characters. DECevent also provides for the analysis and interpretation of data contained in event log files. DECevent uses the system event log file, SYS$ERRORLOG:ERRLOG.SYS, as the default input file, unless another input file is specified. NOTE On Alpha DS, ES, and GS systems (other than the AlphaServer GS60 and GS140 systems) running OpenVMS, use the Web-Based Enterprise Services (WEBES), which includes the Compaq Analyze, the Compaq Crash Analysis Tool (CCAT), and the Revision and Configuration Management (RCM) tools. You can find WEBES and its documentation on the Compaq System Tools CD-ROM, which is included in the OpenVMS Version 7.3 CD-ROM package. You can find the most up-to-date service tool information at the following location: http://www.support.compaq.com/svctools You cannot use WEBES on the AlphaServer GS60 or the AlphaServer GS140. DECevent and the WEBES tools can be used together in a cluster. The DECevent utility translates the contents of one or more event log files for inclusion into a report. DECevent produces five types of reports: full (default), brief, terse, summary, and FSTERR. These report types are mutually exclusive when selected within a command; no combinations are allowed. DECevent also provides for the analysis and interpetation of that data. For complete help on the DIAGNOSE command, enter HELP DIAGNOSE at the DCL prompt.