> From: email@example.com > > Bit of a naive question this, but where does the mythical QSHELL thingy on > the AS/400 fit in to the great 'does the AS/400 run unix apps?' situation? > (By the way, people, last I heard we could be winning this one!!) Steve, I guess it depends on what the "unix apps" do. If they're relatively standard C programs, they ought to work fine under QShell. I know of at least one company that has managed to port their product over to the AS/400. It's a pretty major tool vendor, but I don't know the status of the project, so I ought not divulge too many details. But it's a fairly extensive application - it actually generates C code and then compiles it, and it's running under QShell just fine. There were some idiosyncracies - for instance, if you redirect using pipes, you have to be careful of your codepage. But other than that, it works fine. Not being a Unix guru, I suspect it's a matter of which APIs you use. Joe
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