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The IEBEDIT utility for mainframe programming copies data into new data sets and retains the original order. So is it possible to switch IEBEDIT to 'random mode'? Continue Reading
Mainframe programmers can turn to ICETOOL and SYNCTOOL utilities to avoid writing a COBOL program when working with records. Continue Reading
Learn how to check for network spies using the netstat command.Continue Reading
Get the full commandline arguments of any running process with this tip.Continue Reading
You can rename VSAM datasets, but you might lock the mainframe out of VSAM files if you do it incorrectly. Here's how to change a VSAM name.Continue Reading
Historical SMF records on a mainframe offer insights into performance. Extract this data for basic reports or add modifiers to customize the report.Continue Reading