ERIC Number: ED179205
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Computer Science and Technology: Common Command Language for File Manipulation and Network Job Execution: An Example.
Fitzgerald, M. L.
Recognizing that the use of resource sharing capabilities provided by computer networks is inhibited by the requirement that the user become familiar with the varied command languages and protocols of each accessed system, this report presents a general approach to solving the problem using an intermediary system to support a set of common commands for file manipulation and network job execution. Tested in an experiment with four different systems, this common command language permits the network user to easily transfer files between varied systems of the network and provides the capability to execute programs at particular hosts using data that may not initially be available where the program is to be executed. An account of the development and implementation of the command language is followed by a description of its usage in system interconnection, intrasystem file handling, intersystem file transporting, and network job execution. An appendix provides a display of the command language and a list of pertinent references. (FM)
Descriptors: Information Networks, Information Retrieval, Information Storage, Online Systems, Programing Languages, Shared Services, Task Performance
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 003-003-01965-8, $1.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Bureau of Standards (DOC), Washington, DC.