RSTLIB will either create a library or restore the saved library "description" to an existing library, for the library named in the RSTLIB() parameter. The RSTLIB will not delete an existing *LIB, nor would a user have to [nor necessarily want to] delete the library prior to a RSTLIB. There are valid reasons however, to want to delete the library prior to RSTLIB [or CRTLIB] for the library into which objects are restored.

If the library to be restored-into is in a library list of a job, a CLRLIB is the more desirable option over DLTLIB [DLTLIB is possibly restricted, if its being in a *LIBL allocates the *LIB] to enable a restore into an empty library. RSTLIB into an empty library mimics a "scratch restore" effect for any objects within the library on media, but not for the *LIB object which experiences a restore-over effect.

Regards, Chuck

On 12-Apr-2012 11:25 , Jerry C. Adams wrote:
The RSTOBJ does not affect (and is not affected by) the library
list. It was the RSTLIB since the library would have to be deleted
(wouldn't it?) before the RSTLIB. That is, if the library to be
restored is TESTLIB and TESTLIB is in the library list, the DLTLIB
would blow off. Wouldn't it?

Or was I just my usual unclear self again?

CRPence on Thursday, April 12, 2012 1:20 PM wrote:

What about a RSTOBJ is presumed to be affected by Library List [of
the job making that restore request]?

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