tcl.pick Verb: Access/Unix

tcl.pick

Command tcl.pick Verb: Access/Unix
Applicable release versions: AP/Unix
Category Unix (24)
Description provides a front-end to the Unix 'ap' command.

The 'pick' TCL command is a front end to the Unix command 'ap'. Some care must be taken, however, in its usage since it can create a new Pick user process on top of the existing Pick process.

The TCL command 'ap' is a synonym to the TCL command 'pick'.

The '-q' form gets status information on the current virtual machine. This is the only legitimate and innocuous usage of this command from TCL.

If "machine" (typically specified as "pick0") is not specified, the current virtual machine is assumed. The "-n" flag may be omitted if there is no ambiguity.

If it is really necessary to 'stack' several Pick processes on the same terminal, use "disc (f)" (or the "exit" macro) and NOT the form "disc (n)" to unstack Pick processes. Otherwise, processes will be left 'hanging' and will create confusion.
Syntax pick { {-q } {{-n} machine} } {(options}
Options l Generates the string necessary to automatically log on to the specifed virtual machine, as the same user, on the same md and to set the same TERM. This option cannot be used if there is a password, or if the user macro or logon PROC contains any prompt.

q Quiet. Suppresses all messages.

u Generates the necessary string to log on to the specified virtual machine as the same user.
Example
ap (l
Connects to the same virtual machine as the current one, logging automatically 
to the same account, as the same user.

ap dev2 (u
Connects to the virtual machine 'dev2', as the same user. The md is 
requested, as usual.
Purpose
Related tcl.power-off
tcl.get.pick
unix.pick0
virtual.machine
proc.logon
tcl.ap.unix
tcl.psr
tcl.pick.link