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Need a way to display file information when in Browse or Edit


Article ID: 189129


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If I issue a command like VMSPOOL SPOOLIST OPERATOR, I'm presented with a screen of various files that I can browse or edit along with the various pieces of file information (Queue, Number, Date, Time, Filename etc).  Once I go into the file - none of that information is displayed any longer.

I'm looking for a way  to have that information to either be displayed on a permanent line, or at least as a work around - a subcommand that can be issued and have that displayed on the either the line where error messages are displayed - or somewhere else.



No file information except for the file contents is displayed on the browsing screen when the VMSPOOL SPOOLIST command is issued and the PF11 key is entered to browse a selected spool file, or the VMSPOOL BROWSE command is issued to browse a specified spool file.


Release : 1.8

Component : CA VM:Spool

z/VM 6.4 and z/VM 7.1


Apply new VM:Spool PTF SO13820.

This enhancement adds a new information header line to the VMSPOOL BROWSE screen to clearly identify the spool file being browsed. The information header line includes the following information: owner, file queue, file ID, system name, and record numbers.