Generally, at login you would probably wish to check several things. Check the last few DX spots, any new mail that has arrived, which users are connected etc. To save you the trouble of typing these at login, you can set a profile to do it for you. Setting a profile is quite simple, with one or two small pitfalls to be wary of. To set a profile you use the UPDATE/PROFILE command. You then put in the profile the commands you wish to be issued when you login. It is important that you type the commands you want executed on separate lines and then finish on a new line with /exit or your exit string if you have set one. It is very easy on a busy link to think that a command you have entered has not been accepted and then try to exit from setting your profile with a variety of commands. This can lead to you putting a command into your profile that could potentially exit you from the cluster after running your profile! I have seen several examples of this and although it can be easily put right by the sysop, it can lead to a lot of frustration.
The program will now tell you to go ahead. You would then enter each of the commands you wish to have the script run on login, ending with /exit on a new line.
show/users show/dx directory/new /exit
You should now be returned to the prompt. It would now be prudent to check the profile you have set with the SHOW/PROFILE command. You can then overwrite it with UPDATE/PROFILE should it have any odd characters or commands in it before you actually use it! You can execute your profile at any time by issuing the EXEC/PROFILE command.
You can delete your profile at any time by using the CLEAR/PROFILE command.