• Subject: Re: Beep when the screen changes
  • From: "Al Barsa, Jr." <barsa2@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Nov 1999 16:49:09 -0800

At 01:07 PM 11/23/1999 -0800, you wrote:
>Has anyone discovered a program to run on a PC during an
>upgrade/PTF/long AS/400 program run that would beep (and send a
>message to a pager) (or at least be able to run a program) when the screen
>changes for any reason.  I've found (for lots of years) it's a waste of
>time to sit and stair at a screen waiting for the enter key to be hit during
>an installation of OS/400.  It would of course be nice for IBM to
>incorporate this function into the upgrade process but I guess they must
>like to sit for hours and watch the screen.  I would really like to find a
>simple PC program that could play a wave file and call a program so I
>could have it send a message to a pager if I wasn't right in front of the
>PC.  I know sending a numeric message to a pager can be done in a simple
>BAT file.

I don't think that you are going to find what you want.  IBM has certain 
screen standards that they have to use by design.  They have added some 
better support in recent releases as to give you a clue where you are, such 
as the ugly status bars added in V4R2.  (Later to be made pretty at my 
urging for V4R4.)


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