The brief command reference shown below hopefully helps you to survive a couple of days on your new OpenVMS or UNIX system.
Please note that VMS provides the Digital Command Language (DCL) only,
whereas UNIX offers several shells like the Bourne Again Shell (bash),
the Korn Shell (ksh), the C Shell (csh) and others. Depending on
your shell selected the commands shown below may slightly differ.
VMS was once developed by
which now belongs to HP. From version 6 it was renamed to
You can find information on good ol' VAXes, PDPs and other great stuff on:
Documenting DIGITAL ,
Online documentation is available on:
OpenVMS beginner's FAQ,
VMS Software and
Bash reference manual,
Bash home page