Sometimes it is necessary to edit the file log4j.properties, but how can that be done?
The log4j.properties file is a text file, but it is stored on USS in ASCII. So, if you attempt to open it as EBCDIC, it may appear to be binary.
The ASCII requirement is due to JAVA (which only runs in ASCII). USS (OMVS) can run code that is ASCII as well as EBCDIC. OEDIT or ISHELL are for EBCDIC and cannot be used to edit ASCII files.
Here are three ways to edit this file in ASCII mode: