Terminal Command Key Assignments

This document covers the following topics:

Assigning Terminal Commands to Function Keys

For enhanced operating convenience, you can assign a frequently used terminal command to a function key. The following methods exist:

  • Within a program, you can assign terminal commands to function keys by using the statement SET KEY.

  • In the programming environment, you can use the system command KEY to assign a terminal commands to a function key.

  • Function-key assignments can also be made by the Natural administrator via the profile parameter KEY.

Assignments made with the system command KEY are totally independent of assignments made with a SET KEY statement in a program.

CLEAR Key - Interrupt Current Operation

Pressing the CLEAR key has the same effect as the terminal command %%.

You can use the ESC key instead of the CLEAR key - unless another function is assigned to ESC in the terminal database SAGtermcap. Further information on SAGtermcap is provided in the section Natural Termcap Utility in the Tools and Utilities documentation.