Here are a collection of useful utilities that we’ve written, collected or used over the years. They are shareware and are available free for download.
|asm2zap.zip||z/OS||6Kb||A utility for converting an assembly listing into SUPERZAP cards.|
|blksptrk.zip||z/OS||22Kb||A TSO command that computes and displays track capacities for any IBM DASD device for any BLKSIZE, with or without key fields.|
|dscopy.trs||z/OS||212Kb||A flexible program for copying any number of sequential files in a single jobstep.|
|maclib.zip||z/OS||110Kb||A set of High Level Assembler macros needed for assembling the various programs available from ColeSoft Marketing. (Last updated 08/10/05).|
|schedrun.xmt||z/OS||1.32Mb||A set of MVS programs for scheduling the execution of System Operator Commands on an interval or calendar basis. Can be used to control production scheduling. (Release 2.9. Last updated 12/28/07.)|
|xrefasm.zip||z/OS||31Kb||A pair of programs for producing master cross-reference listings for multi-assembly programs.|
- Click on the above links to download the desired files to your PC.
- Use PKZIP, WINZIP, ZTreeWin (or similar program) to decompress the files.
For those programs that run on the z/OS platform, the decompression process will yield a single file whose extension will be “.XMT” (example: SCHEDRUN.XMT).
- Upload the xxx.XMT file to your mainframe as a binary file, i.e. with ASCII-to-EBCDIC translation turned OFF. Use IND $FILE, FTP, or your workstation program’s File Transfer Facility, to perform the upload.
The DCB attributes for the upload file must be RECFM=FB, LRECL=80, BLKSIZE=n*80.
- Use TSO’s RECEIVE command (not to be confused with SMP/E’s RECEIVE command) to restore the transmit file into its original PDS library structure as follows:
- Go to TSO’s READY prompt or to ISPF’s TSO Command Shell (option =6).
- Type the following command: “RECEIVE INDSN(dsname)” where “dsname” is the name of the file that was uploaded.
- The RECEIVE command will display a message file that you may or may not want to read at this time. (You will have an opportunity to read it later.) The last two messages displayed will be:
INMR901I Dataset DBCOLE.EXPORT.name from ... INMR906A Enter restore parameters or 'DELETE' or 'END' +
To restore the file just press ENTER. This will cause the library to be restored to a dataset named “prefix.EXPORT.name” where “prefix” is your TSO session’s current default high level qualifier for dataset names (usually your userid but can be changed via the PROFILE PREFIX(name) command).
- If you prefer to restore to a different dsname, then when the INMR906A message is displayed, type DSNAME(name).
- For information about other possible options accepted by the INMR906A message, type a question mark before pressing ENTER.
- The restored library will contain a $$DOC member and/or a README member. Read these members for further instructions.
Here is one of Dave Cole’s favorite utilities.
|ZTreeWin||PC||ZTreeWin offers superior PC disk and file management capabilities in a tree-structured format. The latest release of ZTreeWin features ASA mainframe carriage control character support for printing.|