Yes, the command is handy. The point here was that the manual states to
use a feature which doesn't yet exist at the release where people will be
issuing the command. I found that amusing for a Friday.

Enjoy the week!

- Justin

On Sun, Aug 10, 2014 at 11:31 AM, DrFranken <midrange@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


CALL QVOIFIMG ('<Catalog>' '*ALL' 0)

Available since V5R4 as a PTF.

Instructions say you must remove the entries before you call this
but for some time (a couple years?) it first clears the catalog and then
adds all the files in the directory.

For some time the *BIN and *ISO options did not work and only *ALL
worked but now *BIN and *ISO also work with current PTFs. Note that
specifying *ALL works pretty well as the process ignores QIMGCLG and
VOLUME_LIST as well as any files in there that are not valid images. For
example I had a save file in there (xxx.savf) and it happily ignored it.

- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis

On 8/8/2014 5:46 PM, Justin C. Haase wrote:

Hi everyone,

Just noticed in the IBM i 7.2 install manual that it states to use the
following command with these parameters:

----book snippet start----
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)
IMGTYPE(*ALL) TEXT(text-description)
----book snippet end----

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
- no dice on the *DIR option.

So - the lesson to be learned here: name your images SHORT, because
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.


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