I appreciate the idea but unfortunately, this won't help.
I could have 5 copies of spool file member XYZ, all dated six months ago,
and 5 copies of ABC, all dated yesterday. I would need the utility to
delete the 4 oldest copies of each, leaving the latest XYZ (from six months
ago) and the latest ABC (from yesterday). I always want to keep the latest
copy of a spool file, no matter how old it is.
But I think I'll file this away in my fevered little brain as something to
look into (for other purposes) in the future.
"Jeff Crosby" <jlcrosby@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
As an alternative, how about expiring spool files?
I don't know exactly what you may be after, but you can do either OVRPRTF
EXPDATE(thedate) or OVRPRTF EXPDATE(*DAYS) DAYS(1). Then use a job
scheduler job to run once a day and run the DLTEXPSPLF command. It gets
rid of all expired spool files.
I use the DAYS() example a lot. Some reports 1 day, some 3 days, some 30
days, etc. There are different logs or registers that I create, never
intending to print, but may want to look at if an issue arises.