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diference between Z and F ( ISPF 3.4 line commands )

 
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clarkzx

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 1:28 pm    Post subject:
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Hi,can anybody give the difference between the 2 line commands
'Z - Compress data set'
and
'F - Free unused space' ?
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enrico-sorichetti

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply to: How to compress dataset?
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I am in a good mood today

Z will compress a PDS dataset, it will recover all the unused space between members

F will release all the unused space at the end of good data

Z will leave the allocation as is, F will reduce the allocated space

anyway PF1 and the manuals are Your best friends
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 2:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Reply to: How to compress dataset?
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enrico-sorichetti wrote:
I am in a good mood today

Z will compress a PDS dataset, it will recover all the unused space between members

F will release all the unused space at the end of good data

Z will leave the allocation as is, F will reduce the allocated space

anyway PF1 and the manuals are Your best friends


Thanks a lot, I am new to mf, should learn hard.
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