Command Syntax

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.