How to Copy Data Between z/OS and USS via Batch Job

February 14, 2017 Rui Miguel Feio

Ever wondered how you can transfer data between z/OS and Unix System Services? Well, one of the ways you can do this is via batch job. //COPYFILE EXEC PGM=IKJEFT01 //IN DD PATH=’/tmp/file.txt’ //OUT DD DISP=SHR,DSN=USERA.USSFILE.EXAMPLE(FILEUSS) //SYSTSPRT DD SYSOUT=* //SYSTSIN DD * OCOPY INDD(IN) OUTDD(OUT) TEXT /* In this batch job, […]

EXITS provided with z/OS by IBM

January 10, 2017 Rui Miguel Feio

What exactly is an EXIT in z/OS? An EXIT is nothing more than a subroutine invoked by a program that can be customised to implement a predefined event in the execution of that same program. Confused? In that case imagine an EXIT as a way to customise the execution of […]

Protecting z/OS System Datasets

November 24, 2016 Rui Miguel Feio

It’s important to keep your z/OS system datasets protected. The table below, sets the advised security UACC settings to many of the system datasets. For system data sets that are listed in with a UACC greater than NONE, you might prefer to specify UACC(NONE) and create an access control list […]

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