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SAS Companion for the OpenVMS Operating Environment

X Command Line Options

When you invoke some X clients, such as the SAS System, you can use command line options that are passed to the X Window System. In general, you should specify X Window System options after SAS options on the command line with the /XRES option. For example,

SAS8/xres="-display wizard:0.0"
The X command line options and their values must be enclosed in either single or double quotation marks. If the first blank-separated element of a /XRES argument list does not begin with a hyphen (-), it is assumed to be the name to use for the application instance.

The following list describes the X command line options that are available when you invoke a SAS session from the command prompt:

-display host:server.screen
specifies the name or IP address of the terminal on which you want to display the SAS session. For example, if your display node is wizard, you might enter
-display wizard:0.0

-name instance-name
reads the resources in your SAS resource file that begin with the value specified for instance-name. For example, -name MYSAS reads the resources that begin with MYSAS such as
MYSAS.dmsfont: Cour14
MYSAS.defaultToolbox: True

You can also specify the value for instance-name without putting -name in the /XRES option if

is the first item in the quotation marks. For example,
is the same as
SAS8/xres="-name SAS"

-title string
specifies the title up to six characters long for your SAS session window. To use multiple words in the title, enclose the words in single or double quotes. For example, -title MYSAS produces MYSAS:Explorer in the title bar of the Explorer window.

-xrm string
specifies a resource to override any defaults. For example, the following resource turns off the Confirm dialog box when you exit SAS:
-xrm 'SAS.confirmSASExit: False'

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