On 23/10/2009, at 11:15 PM, Daniel Webb wrote:

You could always use system("CHGAUTOBJ('/test.txt') AUTL(TESTAUTL)") to
carry this out?

I'll do it this way and hope to find a better solution in the future...

Why is the use of the system() function not acceptable? What "better" method do you hope to find? Setting object level authority is an OS- specific thing that has no counterpart on lesser systems. Why would you expect a C/C++ specific way of dealing with this?

There is no exposed API to set object authority. As someone already suggested there is the Unix-like chmod API but that only sets data authority--and is limited to the *RWX categories. To perform OS- specific things you need to run an OS-specific command. The general C way of doing that is via system() but if you don't like it's peculiar behaviour of removing any exception message from the job log you can also use the QCMDEXC or QCAPCMD APIs.

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