CONTIG

Allocate contiguity of a file

 

 

 

VSupported on OpenVMS
CONTIG:value

Arguments

value

One of the following values: (n)

0 = The file is not allocated contiguously.

1 = The file is allocated contiguously. If sufficient space is not available, the file is not created and an “Output file is full” error ($ERR_FILFUL) occurs.

2 = The file is allocated on a best‑try basis. If sufficient space is not available, the file is created noncontiguously and no error occurs.

Discussion

The CONTIG qualifier enables you to specify the desired contiguity of a file. This qualifier is used in conjunction with ALLOC and is only used if the file is opened for output.

See also

OPEN.