On Tue, 2003-09-30 at 18:52, James Rich wrote:

> There is no such thing (PCO.EXE) on linux (thank goodness!).  If you 
> really want to run arbitrary commands on linux and initiate them from 
> another machine use rexec.  

I gathered that much ;-)  We are installing rexec right now and should
be testing shortly, but read on...

> But I'm guessing you don't really want to 
> run arbitrary commands.  You probably want to do some specific task when 
> a certain condition is met.  There may well be better ways to do that. 
> Can you share specifically what you need to do?

You are right, they aren't really arbitrary, they are application
specific.

We have several PC tie ins for our AS/400 software.  One example is a
picture manager: our AS/400 software tracks real estate for government,
so in order to be able to view and manipulate pictures we wrote software
that an RPG program calls (currently via STRPCCMD), passing it the
necessary key information.  This is done to bypass the manual searching
process and let's the user procedurally link the property record on the
400 with the picture on the PC (actually on a server, but I digress...)

There are several others but they all function pretty much the same. 
Graphically oriented functions for our non-graphic-but-beloved AS/400. 
I'm willing to rewrite them in Java so that they will run on Linux or
Windows, but I first need to prove that it is viable and reasonable. 
Unfortunately, storing the Linux user profile and password is neither,
which I think I would have to do with RUNRMTCMD.

Oh the life of an ISV...

Thanks,

Joel
http://www.rpgnext.com



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