Command Line Interface General Form

PowerVCS command line functions are entered at a command prompt or in a batch file. Each sequence of command line functions must begin with the Set Configuration function; this identifies and validates the user and project.

Each command line begins with the name of the command line program, PowerVCS, followed by a function designation, usually a 2 or 3 character mnemonic. The rest of the command line consists of one or more parameters, each specified with a unique flag, a hyphen followed on 1 or more characters (no spaces), for example –u for username. The flags are not case sensitive. In some cases the flag is followed by an argument required by the parameter, for example –u philw, indicating a username of philw. If the argument contains spaces it must be surrounded by quotations, for example –u “sally brown”.

In the descriptions that follow, the red colored entries are the required arguments for each flagged parameter. If the parameter is enclosed in brackets, [], it is optional; the brackets are not included in the actual command line.

Command line functions return error, warning and informational messages to the command prompt where the function was started and can be redirected to a file.