On Sun, 16 December 2001, "Peter Dow" wrote:

> I'm looking for a way to copy an IFS stream file to an AS400 spool file,

I'd guess this is the basic problem; that is, what you want to do isn't what 
your command is written to do.

> something like:
>  CPY        OBJ('/home/test/textfile.txt') +

Though you want to copy to a "spool file", the command tries to copy to a 
printer file -- not the same thing at all, eh? (I'm assuming PRINTER.FILE is a 
PRTF kind of file.)

Naturally, the PRTF exists; and hence, the CPY fails as it always will when 
TOOBJ() exists:

> This fails with CPFA0A0 "Object already exists".

I'm not sure if any 'standard' command will be useful for this; I'd like to 
know if any work. I'd start with QShell utilities for quick stuff, likely with 
pr. Then I'd create my own procedure in order not to require QShell.

Note that a streamfile can be CPY'd directly to a new *usrspc object, i.e., 
with extension .USRSPC, if the *usrspc doesn't exist. Unfortunately, due to the 
way audit bits are handled, you'll probably need *AUDIT special authority. (The 
reverse doesn't seem to be true.) This might be useful for an intermediate 
solution if you don't have immediate time for a true solution.

Tom Liotta

Tom Liotta
The PowerTech Group, Inc.
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