Some tips for getting familiar with MESSAGES GO ASSIST 3 work with your messages F24 F22 notice delivery line move cursor there & F1 Mine is setup as *NOTIFY but during backup you may want *BREAK we can discuss pros cons of this in AS/400 questions thread *BREAK interrupts what you doing so you can respond immediately *NOTIFY just buzz some message & I'll look at it as my time permits *HOLD = I do not even want to be bothered with the fact I got a message Later, you can change your rules via CHGMSGQ F4 F3 get back to the GO ASSIST menu 4 send messages notice interrupt user we call this "BE EXTREMELY RUDE" Even if someone message Q setup as *NOTIFY or *HOLD or I forget the other option, using interrupt means that this message will be delivered in *BREAK mode I am using a work station with 3 addresses signed on all the time, which means I could have up to 6 sessions active. This thing breaks into every single one of them. Sometimes I left something running on another work station. This thing breaks in there also. SEND TO Cursor down there & F4 You can send the same text message simultaneously to several people. Get back to a command line & CALL QCMD Do SNDMSG & F4 You see that you can only send this message to one person & your options less than the GO ASSIST version? Send some message, like to yourself Back at the CALL QCMD do F10 a couple times to toggle on & off your log Do F9 a few times ... you see how it grabs copy of your stack of past inputs so you can do a command again with perhaps a few changes This is very helpful for klutz suffering el typo F9 & try to fix what typed wrong last try, instead of having to key whole thing over put cursor on line that had the SNDMSG & F9 now F4 you see that you can send ALMOST the same message to several people, rephrasing it slightly to each person, without having to rekey the whole thing Just a little walk thru in stuff you can do with messages WRKMSGQ *ALL lists all the message queues that messages go to If you have high security you can read messages that were sent other people WARNING WARNING your site's privacy ethics might be such that you want people to know that their messages can be read by other people WRKMSGD & enter lets you skim through the main IBM error message file ... there are just too many here for browsing WRKMSGF *ALL gets you a list of message files, in case like us you have some that are non-IBM, but there are also some related to particular programming languages & other speciality scenarios & applications ... I have 39 in my standard library list WRKMSGF F4 then *ALL lists *ALL libraries shows we have over 100 on our system. MacWheel99@aol.com (Alister Wm Macintyre) (Al Mac)
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