Automatic Console Commands

Often there is the need to automatically send commands to the server's console.
There are different ways to accomplish this but with R5 there are some nice new
ways.
In order to send a command to the Domino 5.x server console from a DOS prompt,
go to the directory where the Notes executable files are installed and enter
the following command:

for NT: x86nserver -c "show stat"
for NT Alpha: aserver -c "show stat"
for UNIX: server -c "show stat"
for Linux: server -c "show stat"
for OS/2: iserver -c "show stat"

where "show stat" can be replaced with other Domino commands (i.e. "load http",
"tell http quit", etc.). The command is sent to the Domino server console and
processed as usual.

If the server is partitioned, you must first set the partition number you want
to send the commands to using the environment variable NOTESPARTITION:

set NOTESPARTITION=n
where n is the partition number.

This can be used from within batch files (i.e. in conjunction with the AT
command on NT) or script files on Unix.

If you want to have a command you typed on the server's console repeated
continuously, type ~ (the tilde character) on a new line: the last command will
be repeated until you press a key. If no commands were entered, a "show task"
is used as default.

This is particularly useful if you need to control some parameters of a server
while making changes or controlling the behaviour of a task over time. The
output is not written to the log.nsf so it doesn't affect performance.
This was first published in November 2000

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