Webinar Topic: An Introduction to z/OS® Utilities
In our January 2022 webinar, DTS CTO Steve Pryor gave an introduction to z/OS utilities for users and programmers old and new.
Users unfamiliar with a new operating system such as z/OS face a learning curve when trying to perform even the most basic functions, such as moving, copying and comparing files, creating test data, and editing file contents. In the mainframe environment these functions aren't always performed interactively, but by specialized z/OS 'utility' programs.
These utilities have a very long history, sometimes complex syntax, specific uses that depend upon the organization of datasets, and names that are completely meaningless except to z/OS veterans. So new z/OS users face additional learning requirements for seemingly simple tasks.
In this webinar, Pryor discussed some of the basic z/OS utilities, such as IEBGENER, IEBCOPY, IEHLIST, and a few others, as well as more general utilities such as IDCAMS, and how to accomplish some of the same tasks interactively under ISPF.
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