>> I did scan through the manuals I could find, and the RMS Journal manual was
>> clear that DECdtm has to be
>> running first, but ... not really working. Advice? Pointers? Thanks -Paul

>You might not have a log file, "$mc lmcp help create_log *"

That was precisely the problem, thank you Alex! Just took me a while to figure out how to change SYS$JOURNAL to point to where I wanted it to, then it works just perfecto. Thanks again -Paul