Managing Notes

Get the keyboard shortcuts for filePro’s note system! EARLY NOTE MANAGEMENT METHODS Data is only useful if it is easy to utilize. For example, it is common to add several lines of notes to records. These notes are only useful if the information contained within them is readily usable, though. Older methods for recording notes…

Speeding up the system

Sometimes it takes forever for a login to appear on your screen or for a print job to start printing. This is typically caused by how the network is setup on your UNIX server. A drop in your Internet service, slow or down DNS servers (nameservers) or a misconfigured network can all cause your system…

filePro: Y2K and Shortcuts

Y2K Date Issues and PFCMARK PFCMARK was introduced in version 4.5 of filePro in the mid 1990s to handle the upcoming Y2K date issues with a two-digit year. The idea is that you would set a variable called PFCMARK to a value such as 20, and this would be used as a “cutoff” to define…

Clearing the Print Queue

Have you ever found that you need to cancel a print job in SCO UNIX? Typically, you can list the jobs that are currently in the print queue using the command The output will list the open print jobs, as shown below: The first column in the output shows the a specific print job’s label…