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This help documents the FTAM product, which implements the
Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) File Transfer, Access and
Management (FTAM) protocol.
FTAM offers several user facilities that operate on any combination
of files on your system (local files) and on files on other systems
with FTAM applications (remote files). These facilities include:
o FTAM appending facility
This facility enables you to append files by using the
APPEND/APPLICATION_PROTOCOL=FTAM command. The facility allows
the appending of one or more input files to a single output
file, within or between FTAM applications.
o FTAM copying facility
This facility enables you to copy files by using the COPY/APPLICATION_
PROTOCOL=FTAM command. The facility allows the copying of one
or more input files to a single output file, within or between
o FTAM deletion facility
This facility enables you to delete files by using the
o FTAM directory facility
This facility enables you to display file attributes for one
or more files by using the DIRECTORY/APPLICATION_PROTOCOL=FTAM
o FTAM renaming facility
This facility enables you to rename files by using the
The FTAM DCL commands accept any of the following file specifica-
appl-address"initiator-id password account"::rms-file-designation
appl-address"initiator-id password account"::"non-rms-file-
The following table describes the variables in these format state-
appl-address An FTAM application address that corresponds to the
FTAM responder of an FTAM system. An FTAM responder
handles incoming requests for files from FTAM users.
initiator-id A character string that identifies an initiator
ID on the specified FTAM node. If you specify this
string in a local file specification, FTAM uses
the initiator ID as the user name of an OpenVMS
password A string that identifies an FTAM filestore password.
If you specifiy this string in a local file specifi-
cation, FTAM uses the filestore password as the
login password for the OpenVMS account identified by
the initiator ID.
account A string that identifies an FTAM account name. If
you specify this string in a local file specifi-
cation, FTAM uses it as an OpenVMS account name. To
specify an account, you must also specify both a
user name and a password.
rms-file- A standard Record Management Services (RMS) file
designation specification, which contains one or more components
in the following format:
Except for the file name or file name delimiter
(.), all the components are optional.
For local files, the FTAM copying facility per-
mits standard DCL wildcards. See the "Wildcards"
subtopic for more information about DCL wildcards.
non-rms- A file designation whose format RMS cannot inter-
file- pret. A non-rms file designation contains whatever
designation information the remote FTAM system requires for
locating a remote file. Enclosing non-RMS file des-
ignations between double quotation marks ("non-rms-
file-designation") causes RMS to accept the enclosed
designation without trying to parse it. Failing
to enclose non-rms file designations within double
quotation marks causes an error.
Note that FTAM cannot handle a remote file des-
ignation that contains one or more double quotation
marks among its characters.
File designations equate to FTAM file names. An FTAM file name
is a text string that identifies a file to an FTAM system. The
FTAM system requesting a file (the initiator) supplies an FTAM
file name to the FTAM system accepting the file request (the
FTAM treats FTAM file names as follows:
o When you request a remote file, the FTAM initiator separates
the FTAM application address from the file designation. The
application address translates into the address of an FTAM
application on a particular FTAM system. The file designation,
which includes everything to the right of the double colons
(::) excluding double quotation marks that enclose an FTAM
file designation, serves unchanged as an FTAM file name.
o When processing an incoming file request, the FTAM responder
treats whatever string it receives for the FTAM file name
as an RMS file designation.