general.pick.q.ptr Definition/General


Command general.pick.q.ptr Definition/General
Applicable release versions: AP 6.2
Category General (155)
Description a standard Pick file on a non-local Pick machine.

On releases 6.2 and higher, Pick files on remote hardware can be accessed as if they were existent on the local machine. To do this, it is necessary to create a "Super-Q-Pointer" to that remote file. The first attribute of this master dictionary item is a "Q", the second attribute is blank, and the third attribute contains the remote machine's host name, followed by a colon, followed by the COMPLETE Pick path name on the remote machine.

Note that it is first necessary to create an appropriate host item in the "hosts" file to indicate how to communicate with that host.

Once the Super-Q-Pointer has been created, that file can be opened, read, and written just like any local Pick file.
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