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OpenVMS File Attributes Dialog Box

How do I get to this dialog box?
  1. Open a VT terminal session and then open the Transfer Settings dialog box.

    The steps depend on your user interface mode.

    User Interface Mode Steps
    Ribbon On the Session tab, from the Transfer group, click the Transfer Settings launcher:
    Reflection Browser On the Reflection menu, choose Tools and then File Transfer. In the Transfer dialog box, click the Settings button.
    TouchUx Tap the Wrench icon and then under Tools, select File Transfer. In the Transfer dialog box, click the Settings button.
  2. From the Transfer Settings dialog box, select the WRQ/Reflection protocol.

  3. Click the WRQ tab.

  4. Under Host system options, from the System type list, select OpenVMS.

  5. Click the Attributes button.

The options are:

File attributes

Option Description
Record attributes Select a record attribute from this list, or accept the default, which allows Reflection to examine the record and logically select the proper attribute for it.
No block span By default, records are allowed to cross block boundaries. Select this option if you do not want records to cross block boundaries.
Record format Select a record format from this list, or use the default, which allows the host program to determine the default record format based on the transfer method.
Control field size Type the maximum record size. This box is available only when the Record format list is set to Variable w/ fixed Ctrl.
Allocation Type the number of blocks initially allocated for the file at the time of creation. If you leave this box blank, or specify a value of 0, the entire file is preallocated.
File options Select Contiguous to create a contiguous file (the transfer fails if it is not possible); select Best-try contiguous to create a contiguous file (if that is possible).

File protection

Assign the protection for a destination file. If no selections are made, protection for the file is determined by the host system.

To prevent access to all files, select the No access option.

Option Description
Owner UIC Type the Owner User Identification Code (UIC) for alternate owners of the file.

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