Routing the output to a file

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Routing the output to a file

Postby isai_22 » Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:18 pm


I have a command macro that does some specific tasks of copying files. After the process is over , I am right now displaying " Copy process over " using display_line command. I want this message to be captured in a file for future reference. Can some one suggest me a solution to route it to a file.

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Re: Routing the output to a file

Postby NicC » Tue Oct 05, 2010 7:03 pm

In cobol there is no display_line command that I know of.

Is this a foreground execution i.e. is the message displaying to a terminal or to sysout? If foreground just change the code to write the message to a file. If background just change the JCL to use a dataset rather than a sysout class.
The problem I have is that people can explain things quickly but I can only comprehend slowly.
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