In last month's article, "Isn't Recursion Great?," we saw how a CL command can recursively invoke itself in order to provide nested processing—in the case of USEDIRPGM, nested processing of imbedded IFS directories. Today, we will expand on last month's program with more-specific handling of the stream files (*STMF) and directories (*DIR) that are processed by the DIR3 program, which is the command processing program (CPP) for the USEDIRPGM command.
The utility gives users a view of all jobs and their dependencies across multiple platforms and will send the operator a trouble alert by email, text, or voice.
Written by Chris Smith
There are a number of reasons that fewer IBM i operator jobs exist today than in the past, but among them is the fact that job scheduler utilities have proven themselves reliable and today do much of the work that operators did manually decades ago.
PowerTech Authority Broker provides a safe way to inherit authority by using a powerful IBM i feature.
Written by Robin Tatam
In last month's TechTip, I spent some time talking about how users can inherit authority through group profiles. Despite my strong support of group profiles, I warned of the vulnerabilities of groups when not carefully architected. Inheritance of a group's private and special authorities can make users far more powerful than their base profiles might suggest. This risk increases if users are assigned to multiple groups. To help manage this, I suggested using PowerTech Compliance Monitor to quickly and easily report on a user's special authority—including those authorities gained via inheritance from a group.