IOF Maintenance (for Release 8G only) is now available to provide support
for JES2 encryption and compression. The latest spin
level has this maintenance applied, or you can alternately download and
apply the latest CUMFIX file. However, the RUNIOF command
described below is only available with the MPI install.
IOF continues to support previous versions of z/OS
with the encryption and compression maintenance applied.
JES2 Dataset Encryption and Compression Support
The latest IOF 8G MPI (Spin Level 2020317) has maintenance
applied to support JES2 data set encryption and compression. IOF
properly displays encrypted data sets to authorized users, and
decompresses compressed data sets. To get this support you must either
install the latest MPI file, or download and apply all fixes in the
latest 8G CUMFIX file.
JF (Job Find) Command
The JF (Job Find) command was made available at spin level 2019256.
If you did not install that spin level or a recent CUMFIX file then the
new JF command will become available with this latest MPI (or CUMFIX
The JF command works very much like the popular ZF command, except
that it scans a list of jobs from the IOF Job List Menu instead of a PDS. From the list of "hits"
you can drill down to a specific sysout in a specific job. Like ZF, you
can use any valid ISPF FIND parms:
JF blarg 10
||All sysout and sysin data sets
|JFI blarg word
||Only INPUTJCL and sysin data sets
|JFM blarg 5 20
||Only Log, JCL and Messages data sets
|JFD sysprint blarg
||Only sysouts with DDNAME of SYSPRINT
|JFS 9999 blarg
||Only sysouts with less than 9999 record
To reduce your search time, before entering your JF command you can limit Job List by using EXCLUDE commands.
EXCLUDE JOBNAME NB ABCD (only jobs named ABCD* )
EXCLUDE JOBNAME NC BCD (only job names containing BCD)
Enter the JF command with no parms on any IOF screen to see more
information about the JFx commands.
The RUNIOF command is
available only if you installed IOF by
executing the MPI file. There is no fix
in the CUMFIX file that adds this
RUNIOF lets you invoke
alternate versions of IOF, which can be
particularily useful for testing new
generations of the product:
RUNIOF 8G1 - to run version 8G1
z/OS Version 2.4 Support
IOF Release 8G with fixes U8G2748 and U8G2750 applied provides support for all releases of z/OS through version 2 release
4. Release 8G is the only IOF release that runs with z/OS V2R4.
IOF spin level 2020317 was uploaded on October 13, 2020. The cumulative fix file (CUMFIX) was also uploaded at the
Triangle Systems, Inc. PO Box 12752,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709