The following information describes the general conventions used in the command syntax:
- All commands must be followed by a semicolon.
- User names, passwords, and parameters are case sensitive.
- Command keywords are not case sensitive.
- File names, group names, user IDs, and passwords are defined as variable-length strings. Names referring to objects on other nodes can be subject to restrictions imposed by the other node type.
- Length restrictions for Connect:Direct® node names are specific to type of field and data.
- If a parameter specifies the word generic as a parameter value, you can type a string that includes an asterisk (*) or a question mark (?) to provide pattern matching or wildcard matching for parameter values. The asterisk matches zero or more characters, and the question mark matches any single character.
- When list is a parameter value in the syntax definition, you can
specify multiple parameter values by enclosing the group in parentheses
and separating values with commas. A list can also include generic
values. An example follows:
- Most CLI commands can be entered using abbreviations. When abbreviations can be used in place of a command, these abbreviations are identified in the command description table.