Create a useful RPG program to purge unnecessary files from your IFS.
Written 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.
Learn how to format a returned value such as 1,329,293,701 to a fixed definition of days, months, years, etc.
Written by Bruce Vining
Earlier this month, over on the RPG Programming section of the IBM i mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.