Composer commands

List of composer commands lists the composer commands.

Note: Command names and keywords can be entered in either uppercase or lowercase characters, and can be abbreviated to as few leading characters as are needed to uniquely distinguish them from each other. Some of the command names also have short forms.

However there are some abbreviations, such as v, that point to a specific command, version in this case, even though they do not uniquely identify that command in the list. This happens when the abbreviation is hard coded in the product and so mismatches in invoking the wrong command are automatically bypassed.

Table 1. List of composer commands
Command Short Name Description See page
add a Adds a scheduling objects definition to the database from a text file. add
authenticate au Changes the credentials of the user running composer. authenticate
chfolder cf Changes the working directory. chfolder
continue co Ignores the next error. continue
create cr Extracts an object definition from the database and writes it in a text file. Synonym for the extract command. extract
delete de Deletes scheduling objects. delete
display di Displays the details of the specified scheduling object. display
edit ed Edits a file. edit
exit e Exits composer. exit
extract ext Extracts an object definition from the database and writes it in a text file. extract
help h Invoke the help on line for a command. help
list l Lists scheduling objects. list
listfolder lf Lists folders. listfolder
lock lo Locks the access to database objects. lock
mkfolder mf Creates a new folder. mkfolder
modify m Modifies scheduling objects. modify
new Creates a scheduling object using a text file where the object definition is inserted online. If you specify the type of scheduling object you want to define after new command, a predefined object definition is written in the text file. new
print p Prints scheduling objects. display
redo red Edits and reruns the previous command. redo
rmfolder rf Deletes a folder. rmfolder
rename rn Changes the object name. rename
renamefolder rnf Renames a folder. renamefolder
replace rep Replaces scheduling objects. replace
system command Invokes an operating system command. system command
unlock u Releases lock on the scheduling object defined in the database. unlock
update up Updates the attributes settings of the scheduling object in the database. update
validate val Validates the syntax, semantic, and data integrity of an object definition. validate
version v Displays the composer command-line program banner. version