Looking for VAXSET Software Engineering Tools for VMS 4.x

Zane Healy healyzh at avanthar.com
Tue May 18 11:41:42 CDT 2021

> On May 18, 2021, at 9:05 AM, Peter Coghlan via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> Zane Healy wrote:
>> Sorry Peter, I wasn’t even thinking about that at the time, as Malte had
>> reported he was able to read them with DECW$BOOKREADER.  Though thinking
>> about it again, it’s not a bad idea, as it would let me see exactly what
>> I’m seeing.
>> Any pointers to “FILE”?  I’m finding it to be “fun” to try to
>> track down various tools.  Though mention of this made me realize, I
>> should be able to fix file attributes on a 7.3 or 8.3 system.  I think
>> the install for VTB needs that.  I’m *STILL* trying to find the original
> FILE is a tricky keyword to search for, isn't it :-)
> I think it should be on the freeware CDs but there is also a copy here:
> http://vms.process.com/fileserv-software.html
> Regards,
> Peter Coghlan.

It is indeed tricky to search for “FILE”. :-)

Anyway, thanks to you jogging my memory, I have VTB installed on PDXVAX, which makes the files from the CD readable.  I simply reset the file attributes on the saveset using OpenVMS 8.3, and I was able to install VTB013.A with no problem.  VTB works great, so I think the problem is MGBOOK, which is unfortunate, as its UI is easier to use.

I finally found VTBOOK, though I haven’t tried it, it can be found at.

The contents of the July 1989 CONOLD CD-ROM are now available on PDXVAX, which is accessible on HECnet.


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