Just noticed in the IBM i 7.2 install manual that it states to use the
following command with these parameters:
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If you have downloaded your images into an image catalog directory, a fast
way to add all of the images at one time is to create an image catalog and
have all volumes found in the directory added to the image catalog
CRTIMGCLG IMGCLG(catalog-name) DIR(catalog-path) ADDVRTVOL(*DIR)
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Unfortunately, the *DIR option for ADDVRTVOL doesn't arrive until 7.2.
Even on a 7.1 system with latest cume, groups, TR, and all pre-install PTFs
- no dice on the *DIR option.
So - the lesson to be learned here: name your images SHORT, because you'll
be doing an ADDIMGCLGE at least once. Copy them from the ESS site as-is
and you'll be copy and pasting for days.
Have a great weekend.