VERITAS Cluster Server command prompt commands scroll too fast to read.

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VERITAS Cluster Server command prompt commands scroll too fast to read.


VERITAS Cluster Server (VCS) command prompt commands provide a great deal of information. There several ways to make the output more usable:

1. Append the "| more" option at the end of a command. For example, the command hares -display can generate a long list of entries. If a hares -display | more is issued, the output will pause at one screen at a time. Pressing a key will scroll the next screen. This allows for easier viewing.

2. Redirecting the command's output to a file. This is accomplished by adding a > and a filename to end of the command line. For example, hares -display > hares.txt will create a file named hares.txt on the hard drive. It is a simple text file that can be opened by any editor or word processor.

3. Modifying the command prompt to allow for larger windows. Windows NT 4.0 can be modified by doing the following:
a. Open a command prompt. Select Start > Run, type CMD
b. Right-click on the Command Prompt's Title Bar. Choose Properties.
c. Choose Layout Tab.
d. Enter a larger value for Screen Buffer Size Height. If 300 is entered, the command prompt can scroll through 300 lines of output. If desired, enter a larger value for Window Size Height. This will increase the amount of lines that can be viewed at any one time.
e. Select OK when desired values are entered.
f. Select Save properties to future windows with same title. Select OK.

Following these steps will make VCS command line output more manageable.

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