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System Options under OpenVMS

XRESOURCES= System Option: OpenVMS

Specifies a character string of X resource options or the application instance name for the SAS interface to Motif.
Default: none
Valid in: configuration file, SAS invocation, VMS_SAS_OPTIONS DCL symbol
Category: Environment control: Display
OpenVMS specifics: all

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specifies the resource setting to be passed to SAS. The value for resource-list must be enclosed in double quotation marks.


For the SAS interface to Motif, the XRESOURCES= system option enables you to pass any valid X Window System command line options as well as -xrm options to the interface. The -xrm option enables you to set any resource used by SAS. For a complete list of resource and class names used by SAS, see Summary of X Resources for SAS under OpenVMS. The first argument in the resource list can also be used to specify the application instance name.

To conform to the OpenVMS command line syntax, this option must be enclosed in double quotation marks. This enables you to preserve case, as well as to specify a compound statement. Any value that is enclosed in single quotation marks is resolved as a symbol by OpenVMS before it is processed by SAS. If no symbol exists for the specified value, unexpected results might occur.

Note:   Placing single quotation marks inside double quotation marks might not create the effect you want. To preserve the case of the characters, enclose the string in double quotation marks.  [cautionend]


In the following example, the XRESOURCES= system option does three things:

    -display mynode:0
    -xrm=(AXPSAS.sessionGravity: SouthWestGravity)"

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