Serious question, Rob - are you going to submit a DCR on the OpsNav problem you describe? It is pervasive in OpsNav - it is one of the main complaints I had from the start. I will rarely use the printed output window, espec. to change output queue. The developers of OpsNav needed to look at the Properties item in Windows Explorer when you have selected multiple files -- the attributes that are common to all selected items are enabled, those that have limited application are grayed out. This would not be hard - an array of Booleans that contain the Enabled setting for all the check boxes, etc., would do the trick - do a logical and of the settings for each object type.

OTOH, the ablility to sort by various columns in printed output is very handy, espec. for deleting spooled files.

BTW, grep means "Get Regular ExPression"

This is very sane, compared to a couple *NIX-ish things

ping => Packet INternet Groper
perl => Pathologically Eclectic Rubbish Lister (the favorite - there's a boring one, too, I believe)

Of course, there is always GNU, which means "GNU's Not Unix" - a recursive TLA.

If you will be submitting a DCR, let us know. If not, I might actually do one myself and stop cursing the darkness.


At 08:49 AM 3/29/2004 -0500, you wrote:
1)  Leave the individual files 'wide open' but secure the parent
2)  Use the CHGAUT like
works great with wild cards.
3)  Secure the files with an authorization list and just add/subtract
users from the authorization list.
4)  If you have nested directories you are in for a bit of work.  Unless
you went graduated from iSeries commands -> ifs commands -> and now unix
commands and can now figure out how to nest these commands.  I haven't
quite made that jump, yet.  At least the ifs commands had some resemblance
to the iSeries commands.  Who can figure out what 'grep' stands for?
5)  I tried the iSeries Navigator method.  I highlighted two ifs files and
clicked on permissions.  It brought up the screens en masse versus one
screen that applied to all the objects within.  You don't want to go that
route.  Sort of like the difference between
5a) WRKSPLF using a 2 on several spool files and
5b) WRKSPLF using a 2, BUT entering DEV(myprinter) on the command line
before enter.
Sounds like something in need of a DCR.

Rob Berendt
Group Dekko Services, LLC
Dept 01.073
PO Box 2000
Dock 108
6928N 400E
Kendallville, IN 46755

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