Scott, I believe that he did say he was using the HMC's 5250 terminal
Since the HMC is a LINUX appliance, that would give him access to a
terminal window that he could SSH to the 400.
Scott Klement said the following on 8/30/2007 1:09 PM:
I've had a number of interesting responses in this thread, some of
which may prove useful in other contexts. But nothing so far that
beats the tool I've already found, as basic as it is.
Well, you gave some very sharp limitations... it has to be free. It
has to work on a 5250 interface. That pretty much narrows it down to
either EDTF or something like WRKDBF, but EDTF is certainly the better
tool for source code!
You could potentially use something like vi running under PASE, but it'd
be horrible in a 5250 interface. (If you could get a normal telnet
session instead of a 5250 one, however, it'd be a vast improvement IMHO,
though many would disagree with me.)
I run vi on my System i. It runs in PASE, and I access it via the SSH
server (part of 5733-SC1, option 1). It's free. It's plain-text,
doesn't require any GUI. But doesn't really work in the 5250 interface.
Plus, vi is something of an acquired taste... It's vastly more powerful
than EDTF or Notepad, but takes a lot of getting used to.