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If you have the more recent 5733OPS PTFs installed then BASH is on the
system, all you have to do is call it. It's option 7 and is loaded at


Make sure to start the SSH server (STRTCPSVR *sshd) (For those that may not

Use: /QOpenSys/QIBM/ProdData/OPS/tools/bin/bash to start it


Set a link up:

ln -s /QOpenSys/QIBM/ProdData/OPS/tools/bin/bash /QOpenSys/usr/bin/bash

Now It will start by simply typing BASH at the command line.

Jim Oberholtzer
Agile Technology Architects

-----Original Message-----
From: OpenSource [mailto:opensource-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Justin Taylor
Sent: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 12:21 PM
To: IBMi Open Source Roundtable
Subject: Re: [IBMiOSS] Node troubleshooting for noobs?

I tried but I didn't have a client. I've loaded PuTTY now. It's not like
the Bash shell I'm used to, and I'm not a fan. I'm sure I can find the help
files and make it work.


-----Original Message-----
From: Aaron Bartell [mailto:aaronbartell@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 4:40 PM
To: IBMi Open Source Roundtable <opensource@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [IBMiOSS] Node troubleshooting for noobs?

*>I'm running Node in QP2TERM right now. *

Stop using QP2TERM and use SSH instead. It will solve future heartache.
Check out this link for more
info: krengel.tech/eight-reasons-to-embrace-ssh

Aaron Bartell
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