Terminal Commands Grouped by Function

The following tables provide an overview of the terminal commands grouped by functions.

Case Translation

Terminal Command Function
%L Disable lower- to upper-case translation.
%U Enable lower- to upper-case translation.


Terminal Command Function
%C Copy current screen into Natural source area.
%CC Copy data into system variable *COM.
%CS Copy data to the stack.
%Z Clear source area.

Language, Messages, Error Processing

Terminal Command Function
%E= Activate/deactivate error processing.
%L= Set language code.
%M Control of message line.

Screen and Window Processing

Terminal Command Function
%K Simulate PF- and PA-keys.
%Knn, %KPn Simulate PF- and PA-keys.
%N Activate non-conversational mode.
%QS Simultaneous output of multiple screens.
%T and %Tll/cc Set cursor position.
%T* Position cursor outside window.
%W Natural window handling.
%* Disable display of input characters.

In batch mode, suppress printing of next input record read.


Terminal Command Function
%= Assign colors to fields.

INPUT Statement

Terminal Command Function
%FM Activate/deactivate edit mask free mode.
%R Repeat INPUT statement.


Terminal Command Function
%X Control of statistics line/infoline.
%<TECH Display technical information.


Terminal Command Function
%H Produce hardcopy output.
%J Invoke helproutine.
%Q Suppress next input.
%V Control of print mode.
%% and %. Interrupt current Natural operation.

Key Assignments

Key(s) Function
CLEAR Interrupt current Natural operation.