I have some experience with API's, and will be working
on Carsten Flensburg's example on iPro, but you have my attention.
I do a fair amount of RPG call to QCMDEXC but never QSHELL so
a simple example would really help.
Thanks, I appreciate your posts.
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of John Yeung
Sent: Thursday, October 10, 2013 10:58 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: un zip on iseries
On Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 12:45 PM, Gary Thompson <gthompson@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Any reason not to use system i API zip/unzip ?
(currently looking at API example by Carsten Flensburg, published on
iPro Developer 2/8/2011)
If the rigamarole of using APIs does not put you off, and the performance of the system zip and unzip are sufficient, then no, there's no reason not to use it.
The two main reasons people typically *don't* use the system API are
(1) it's not available on their version of the operating system, and
(2) it is way easier and simpler to just use jar, ajar, or a third-party program.
Remember, anything you can do on a QSHELL or CL command line, you can do in a CL or RPG program. (In the case of RPG, the easiest would probably be to call QCMDEXC, which is still, for most people, way easier than fiddling with system APIs.)
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