SET PAUSE

Controls the use of pauses during LIST output.

Syntax

SET PAUSE ON|OFF

Comments

The PAUSE option is set OFF by default.

When you set PAUSE ON, LIST output pauses after each "page" (i.e., the number of lines specified in the current PAGESIZE setting).

During a pause at the terminal, the message Press <RETURN> to continue, q to quit appears. (This message can be altered with ZIMLANG, the Language Customizer utility, if desired.)

Example

set output printer
set pause on
set pagesize 40
set pagewidth 120
list all Employees sorted by Department

The above SET PAUSE command ensures that the printer stops after each page, enabling you (for example) to manually feed a special form for each page of output.

 

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