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Re: edit macro on VM

Postby Pedro » Fri May 25, 2012 3:03 am

i seem to recall that folks that i worked with ran REXX in Xedit.

Yes, me too. I think many of my old colleagues wrote XEDIT macros in rexx. But my expertise is in ISPF, so for this exercise, it seems easier to stick to ISPF.

I assume there will be a "minidisk" with assorted stuff

I have used VM occasionally for 30 years, but not much recently. I might have been able to figure it out some years ago, by scrounging around, but not now.
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Re: edit macro on VM

Postby BillyBoyo » Fri May 25, 2012 3:22 am

I think Q DISK (QUERY DISK) should show you all the minidisks attached to your machine. Perhaps the ISPF only attaches when you go into it and detaches afterwards (common way to do it). You may be able to "drop out" whilst in ISPF, by entering CP or CMS, you might even try PA1, which should allow you to enter commands at a CP prompt. Without "dropping out", just CMS Q DISK on the command line might get you there. If you see something likely-looking, you can CMS FILELIST minidisk to get a look at it. When you "exit" after finishing, you should be back where you started in ISPF.

However, things may have changed since I last used VM - err, that would be 1989 :-)

XEDIT is highly customisable. Took about a day for me to make it behave like the ISPF editor. XEDIT macros just had a type of XEDIT. Type of EXEC for "execs", could be written in EXEC or EXEC2, CLIST-like things - I'd like to think they're not still around, but I suspect they will be. Prefix with CP to run a VM command (Control Program), with CMS to run a CMS command/exec.
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Re: edit macro on VM

Postby dick scherrer » Fri May 25, 2012 3:24 am

Good luck :)

Don't know how much help we might be, but we'll be here if you want someone with whom to commiserate 8-)
Hope this helps,
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Re: edit macro on VM

Postby mongan » Tue May 29, 2012 1:00 pm

It seems that you are mixing environments. There is Xedit in CMS / VM, then there is the ISPF option that can be used in CMS / VM. You seem to be talking about the later.
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