• Subject: Re: March 1996 The Display User Screen Utility (B960306.txt)
  • From: Chuck Lewis <clewis@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 03 Jan 2001 15:37:19 -0500

COOL Albert !

Thanks for the info !

Chuck

"York, Albert" wrote:

> Basically, it allows you to view another users screen. It brings up a list
> of users who are signed on and you select the job you want. It then displays
> their screen exactly as they see it.
>
> It uses a message queue break handling program and data queues to do this.
> When the user signs on, his job creates a message queue in QRPLOBJ. The
> message queue name incorporates the job number so it is always unique and
> can be easily determined. The message queue is set in break mode with the
> break handling program set to the screen scraper program.
>
> When you request to view the screen, a message is sent to that message
> queue. The break handling/screen scraper program is fired off which gets the
> current screen and sends it back to your job in a data queue, where it is
> displayed. The user is not aware this is happening.
>
> To get a list of users who are signed on. I simply get a list of message
> queues in QRPLOBJ.
>
> In the version that I use, I have added additional functions to the break
> handling program so that I can, for example, dump the contents of the QTEMP
> library, or sign off the job. Once the break handling program takes control,
> the sky's the limit.
>
> Albert
>
>         -----Original Message-----
>         From:   Chuck Lewis [SMTP:clewis@iquest.net]
>         Sent:   Wednesday, January 03, 2001 9:45 AM
>         To:     MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
>         Subject:        Re: March 1996 The Display User Screen Utility
> (B960306.txt)
>
>         Albert,
>
>         What exactly does this program do ?
>
>         Thanks,
>
>         Chuck
>
>         "York, Albert" wrote:
>
>         > Chris,
>         >
>         > I wrote that article (and the program). I have been using it
> without any
>         > problems since then, although I haven't tried it under V4R4.
>         >
>         > What problems are you having?
>         >
>         > Albert York
>         >
>         >         -----Original Message-----
>         >         From:   Quazy [SMTP:quazy@SoftHome.net]
>         >         Sent:   Wednesday, January 03, 2001 8:38 AM
>         >         To:     MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
>         >         Subject:        March 1996 The Display User Screen Utility
>         > (B960306.txt)
>         >
>         >         http://www.midrangecomputing.com/ftp/prog/96/b960306.txt
>         >
>         >         Does anyone have a copy of this working on V4R4? I tried
> to get it
>         > working,
>         >         but there must have been a quite a few changes with how
> message
>         > queues were
>         >         used when this was written.
>         >
>         >         Thanks
>         >
>         >         Chris
>         >
>         >
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