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Changes in Qedit for Windows 4.9

Qedit for Windows 4.9 has the features that you've been waiting for:

Host Commands

You can now execute host commands on your HP e3000 or HP 9000 servers. This feature allows you to execute any command that you could execute in an MPE/iX batch job or an HP-UX shell script from the Qedit for Windows client. There are three options for executing shell commands:
  1. Execute a single command from the host command dialog box and see the results immediately in the host command result window. Use the Host command command of the File menu to bring up the dialog box for the appropriate connection.

    MPE Host Command Dialog Box
    MPE Host Command Dialog Box

  2. Open a document on one of your hosts and use the document contents as a series of host commands. You can also use parts of the document simply by selecting the things you want. The Run as host command command is also accessible from the shortcut menu (right-click).

    Run-as-host command
    Use a file as a series of host commands: Run as host command

  3. Execute one or more commands under the control of the Qedit Scripting Language.

The ability to execute host commands will boost your productivty instantly, giving you access to compilers, linkers, and other backend software required by your software engineering environment. By using scripting with host commands, you can tailor Qedit for Windows to exactly meet your needs.

NOTE: Host commands require that you install server version 4.9 or later.

Qedit Scripting Language

The Qedit for Windows Scripting Language (QSL) unlocks the power of your HP e3000, HP 9000, and Windows platforms. Use QSL to: Qedit for Windows 4.9 comes with a pre-installed script which allows you to sort lines in your file.

Sortlines script command
Sort lines in a file using the Sortlines script

Also bundled with this release are additional scripts to:

QSL For Programmers

To program QSL, see the technical overview at the QSL Scripting Library site (the site includes numerous sample scripts). The Script Control Panel (SCP) is the central place for running and debugging QSL scripts. The SCP has an output log window, a source code window, and the capability to single-step through a script or pause a running script to see where source code execution is taking place.

Script Control Panel
Script Control Panel

Available Immediately

Qedit for Windows 4.9 is available for immediate download. For new versions of the HP e3000 or HP 9000 server software, contact Robelle technical support at