Thanks for taking the time, Buck. And no, there really isn't anyone who has worked with the machine much who is here. Half the staff is already on vacation, as I will be in another two hours. I have used the CD ROM to access the net for manuals, but haven't been able to pull much out. The only hardcopy manuals I have are Backup and Recovery and Software Installation. I just need "instant experience". Command-f4? Go figure. Thanks for that one. I'd say I'll print the Basic manual and read over Christmas, but that would be a lie. -----Original Message----- From: Buck Calabro [mailto:Buck.Calabro@commsoft.net] Sent: Thursday, December 20, 2001 12:54 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Basic iSeries operations (was: Probably very easy, Newbie questio n) Hi Jill! Is there absolutely nobody on site who's done any operations on the iSeries (AS/400)? You need somebody to walk you through some fundamentals on how to interact with the system. There is a hardcopy manual with the title of Basic System Operations or some such that comes with the machine - It's a pretty good starting place. THE place for manuals these days is online at: www.iseries.ibm.com Take the library link, Take the iSeries Information Center link, Click the "Systems Management" link on the left, Look at the right side, under "Getting Started with Iseries" - Systems Operation Concepts explains some of the terms - Managing systems operations Work Management is also an interesting series of topics Of course, I can't find the darned operator's guide there. Grrr. Some basic basics: When typing in commands, don't press Enter, press F4. When looking at messages, move the cursor to the message and press F1. Most system displays are some sort of list. At the top is a list of options; very often they don't all fit. If that's the case, you'll see an ellipsis: "..." Press F23 to see more options. What's F23? That's Shift+F11 (hold down the shift key whilst pressing F11). At the bottom of the list is a list of function keys. Very often they don't all fit. If that's the case, you'll see "F24=More keys" Press F24 to see additional function keys. Most lists occupy more than one logical "page". If that's the case, you'll see "More..." or "+" at the lower right of the list body. Press the Page Down key to see the next page. Page Up works the same way, except that you don't see an indicator telling you that there's more "above." F1=Help F4=Prompt, or get a list F3=Exit (usually all the way to the command line) F12=Back up (poorly named Cancel, this generally takes you back one display) F1 and F4 will never do anything "bad" on system displays, so feel free to tap 'em at any time. --buck _______________________________________________ This is the Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (MIDRANGE-L) mailing list To post a message email: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/cgi-bin/listinfo/midrange-l or email: MIDRANGE-Lemail@example.com Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l.
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