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jerryte

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:51 am    Post subject: Utility to list pds members
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Is there a utility that can be run in batch to list all of the members in a pds? Ideally it should be able to access multiple pds using a single dd. I looked at all of the IEB* utilities but none of them seem to be able to do this.

I could write a rexx to do a LMMLIST but I was hoping for something simplier. Plus this requires 5 calls instead of 1 (INIT, OPEN, LIST, CLOSE, FREE). The tso LISTDS command will work on only 1 pds at a time.

Any suggestions are appreciatted.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:57 am    Post subject:
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Uh-oh, you're gonna' get hollered at! This is a no-no question.

I ended up using the REXX approach.
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satish kompella

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:13 pm    Post subject:
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Try using the utility IEHLIST.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:29 pm    Post subject:
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satish kompella wrote:
Try using the utility IEHLIST.

Thanks for the suggestion. I tried this and I have to say what an archaic utility it is. I have to specify the volume that the pds is on. For some strange reason it can't figure this out. This utility must have been made way back before I was born when the mainframe didn't have a catalog and programmers kept a list of dasd volume on their desk. JCL was probably coded onto punch cards.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:44 pm    Post subject:
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You could also try the LMPRINT service. It's a little less effort than LMMLIST, but it writes the output to the ISPF List data set.
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