Pete,

Yes, I am mapping a drive. I can open the file with NotePad but lines of log data wrap and it becomes nearly unreadable. When opening the log with wordPad I get the locked file exception. I can copy the locked file and open the copy with WORDPAD but that is not convenient. It seems that the iSeries JDK file.io/IFS code behaves differently in terms of locking than the Windows/sun JDK equivalent. It simply makes it a pain to view log files. Perhaps there is a viewer that can both format nicely and not lock. However, this makes it a pain for end user/customers to get some special viewer.

As Walden indicated, notePad must open readOnly while WordPad opens for write.

Thanks, Paul


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