Access and manipulate various forms of time to automatically remove files from the IFS or save them.
Written by Bruce Vining
In last month's article, "When Was an IFS File Last Used or Changed?", we saw how a CL program could determine the date and time an IFS file was last opened or modified. Today, we'll take that one step further: finding out which files have not been opened in the last X number of days, where X is a user-specified value. This is the type of information that may help you decide what files are ready to be archived and/or deleted on your system. An example of how to automate the removal of such files is provided at the end of this article.
Having the right pair of shoes may ultimately mean more than the high-minded platitudes that drive industry trade shows.
Written by Chris Smith
Author's Note: Starting Sunday, users and vendors working with IBM technologies will be attending the year's largest annual industry event. I was thinking about how the annual meeting—and user group—have changed over the years, so I went back and retrieved an article I wrote in 2007 leading up to the conference. There were similarities with how things are today, but there have been some changes in COMMON's focus. I decided to use the prior article as a framework to elucidate those differences, since there is an amusing story that goes with it.
How many jobs or tasks do you launch each day through your job scheduler? Have you been able to reduce your run book? Do you work with end users to bring more into your scheduling solution? Do you allow staff members to use the WRKJOBSCDE command? (My suggestion is to lock down or deactivate WRKJOBSCDE; it only causes problems.) Do you need to run tasks on other machines besides IBM i servers?
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MC Press Online will be covering all the news and announcements coming from the 2011 COMMON Annual Meeting and Exposition next week, so watch for stories posted in the MC Press Industry Watch blog. Senior News Editor Chris Smith along with CL expert and Technology Writer Bruce Vining and PHP Author Jeff Olen will be covering the show for MC Press Online and blogging in the MC Press Industry Watch blog. To reach the Industry Watch blog, click on Forums at the top of the home page, then Blogs, or Click Here.