Assuming the PTFs are applied, or you intend to apply the appropriate
groups/Cumulative, you can delete them. If they are from an earlier release
of the OS clobber them since they don't do you any good anyway. Those are
usually from a *SERVICE download (SNDPTFORD) and/or from the automatic
system to download PTFs. I think you'll get back some serious space once
all those are gone. As a side benefit saves will go faster since they
aren't there to save anymore!

Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects

-----Original Message-----
From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Gerald Kern
Sent: Wednesday, July 09, 2014 1:55 PM
To: Midrange
Subject: RE: PTF apply philosophies

"...You've never taken over maintenance on a machine that's been under
someone else's care only to find PTF save files from 2.1 and more? I'm

Sorry - I've been out of the loop on this discussion but since I just did
PTF groups on two partitions I picked up on this and saw Rob's comment which
intrigued me enough google 'qgpl *savf' which led me to this link (even
though it is seven years old):

My question to this fine group of experts is can I safely delete these *SAVF
files in QGPL? Many of them have text that starts with 'PTF', and/but there
are others that are NOT *SAVF but are instead PF-SRC files that start with
SF and end with either the letter G or C - and these appear to be cover
letter related. Can these be deleted too?

Lastly I've been using binary files downloaded via FTP from IBM to the IFS
and installed via image catalogs. Does that process result in *SAVF's in
QGPL too?

Thanks, Jerry

Gerald Kern - Information Technology
Programming Supervisor
IBM Certified RPG IV Developer
Lotus Notes/Domino Administrator
The Toledo Clinic, Inc.
4235 Secor Road
Toledo, OH 43623
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