Issuing System Commands

This document covers the following topics:

Command Input

You can issue a system command by entering it in one of the following ways:

The following rules apply:

  • Command input is not case-sensitive.

  • Commands are context-sensitive.

  • Some Natural commands affect objects other than the currently active object.

For an explanation of the symbols that are used within the syntax descriptions, see System Command Syntax.

Command Line

If you choose the Direct menu from the main menu, the Direct Command window is displayed in which you enter the system command.

NEXT Prompt

The NEXT prompt appears in a Natural application or program when no more output is pending.

MORE Prompt

The MORE prompt is displayed at the bottom of an output screen to signal that more output is pending. When a system command is entered in response to a MORE prompt, program execution is interrupted and the system command is executed.