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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 3:33 pm    Post subject: use of ddname SNAPER
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Hi,
I have seen the ddname SNAPER in several jcl procedures but upon digging further as to where & for what it is used, i couldnot find it. Also, this appears on some procs in this forum. This means that this is not a user specific ddname and appears to be a system defined one.

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//SNAPER   DD  SYSOUT=&SOUTJ
//*                         


Can anybody explain the use of this ddname?

Thank you.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 3:35 pm    Post subject:
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Any particular program or product that uses this DD name
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Hi,

I think it's PGM=IFISHFOR icon_smile.gif


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 3:49 pm    Post subject:
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Any particular program or product that uses this DD name


PGM=DBUTLTY

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Likely a ddname for taking of SNAP DUMPs ..... ??

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PGM=HOGWARTS; the SNAPER DD provides documentation on Potions and Defence against the Dark Arts icon_razz.gif
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply to: use of ddname SNAPER
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Likely a ddname for taking of SNAP DUMPs ..... ??
Yup, for more than 40 years. . . icon_smile.gif

This was a required statement in each step of batch jobs that ran anything other than some IEwhatever utility on several systems i've worked on.

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IEwhatever utility


Internet Explorer?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply to: use of ddname SNAPER
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Internet Explorer?
Maybe not 40 years ago. . .

IEHwhatever, IEFwhatever, IEBwhatever, IEetc. . . .

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