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February 15, 2012 | Volume 11 Issue 4

ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS

TOP STORY: Use Qshell Tools to Clean Up Your IFS Automatically
FEATURED ARTICLE: The API Corner: Understanding and Using UNIX-Type Time Values
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: PTFs Available Soon to Allow RPG Open Access to Run License Free
EVENT: Beyond FTP, Securing and Automating File Transfer
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Feature Article - Programming
 
Use Qshell Tools to Clean Up Your IFS Automatically

Create a useful RPG program to purge unnecessary files from your IFS.

tom_snyderWritten by Tom Snyder

The year-end stuff is over, you've captured all your yearly snapshot data in their own files, and you're feeling pretty good about yourself. Next thing is to clean house. Reports are a good place to start. You likely have a lot of PDFs and Excel spreadsheets that should be purged from your IFS, and this article will walk you through developing a reusable program to easily do exactly that.


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Feature Article - Programming
 
The API Corner: Understanding and Using UNIX-Type Time Values

Learn how to format a returned value such as 1,329,293,701 to a fixed definition of days, months, years, etc.

bruce_viningWritten by Bruce Vining

Earlier this month, over on the RPG Programming section of the IBM i mailing list rpg400-l@midrange.com, this question was posed: "Does anyone know how to convert the time values that are returned from the stat() IFS API for an IFS file?" The answer to the question of course is yes, and in this article, we'll look at some of the possible solutions.


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