TAA Tools
CHKIFSSAV       CHECK IFS SAVE                         TAAIFUL

The  Check  IFS Save  command  displays  or  prints a  listing  of  IFS
objects  that need  to be archived  (saved).   An outfile  is optional.
Using  WRKLNK and option 8 (Display  attributes), you can see the 'Need
to archive (System)' information for  an IFS object.  It is  changed to
'No'  when  the   object  is  saved  with  a   SAV  command  specifying
UPDHST(*YES).   CHKIFSSAV allows a  review of the  objects needed to be

If an  outfile is created,  the model  file used  is the  same as  used
with CVTIFS.   The model  file name is TAAIFSAT  with a format  name of

You must be authorized to the TAACVTIFS *AUTL to use CHKIFSSAV.

A typical command would be:

             CHKIFSSAV OBJ(*)

This  would  display a  listing  of  all IFS  objects  in  your current
directory that need to be saved.

The system does not keep  a last save date/time  for IFS objects as  it
does for  library objects.   Instead, it updates  the field in  the IFS
object description  which is described  as 'Need to  archive (System)'.
A  'Yes' value indicates either  1) the object has  never been saved or
2)  the  object  has  been  saved  since  the  last  change,  but  with

Commands that  save library objects  such as SAVOBJ or  SAVLIB, default
to  UPDHST(*YES).   The SAV  command used for  IFS objects  defaults to

The 'Need to archive  (System)' information is in  the IFSARC field  of
the  IFSDIRT  (based   on  the  model  file  TAAIFSAT)   file  used  by
CHKIFSSAV.  A 'Y' value causes the object to be listed.

CHKIFSSAV escape messages you can monitor for

      TAA9891    No objects needing a save were found.

Escape messages from based on functions will be re-sent.

CHKIFSSAV Command parameters                          *CMD

   OBJ           The  path  name of  the  object to  be  checked.   The
                 object path name  must be  a single  object (either  a
                 directory or a file).  The default is *.

                 Specifying *  will start  the process  at the  current
                 directory  level.  If  the current directory  level is
                 the  root  ('/') directory,  the convert  process will
                 start at the home directory ('/home').

                 The  special  value  of  *IFS  may  also  be  entered.
                 Specifying  *IFS will  start  the  convert process  at
                 the  root directory  ('/') excluding /QDLS,  /QOPT and
                 /QSYS.LIB.    If  additional  directories  are  to  be
                 excluded, the OMITDIR parameter can be used.

                 The special value  *IFSLST may be entered  to refer to
                 a  list of  IFS objects/directories entered  using the
                 IFSLST tool (see the  WRKIFSLST command).  If  *IFSLST
                 is  entered, the  IFSLST parameter  must  name a  file
                 created by the CRTIFSLST command.

   OUTPUT        How  to  output the  results.   *  is  the default  to
                 display  the spooled  file if  the command  is entered
                 interactively.   If the display  is ended with  F3/F12
                 or the  Enter key, the  spooled file is  deleted after
                 it  is displayed.    To retain  the spooled  file, you
                 may use the the  System Request 'Cancel' function  and
                 The  spooled file  (named  IFS) will  exist  in a  HLD

                 If  the  command  is entered  in  batch  or *PRINT  is
                 specified, the spooled  file is  output and  retained.

   OUTFILE       An outfile to be created of the objects listed.

                 *NONE  is  the  default meaning  no  outfile  will  be
                 created.   If  *NONE is  used,  take the  defaults for
                 the OUTMBR and REPLACE parameters.

                 If   an  outfile   name  is  described,   it  will  be
                 formatted like  a CVTIFS  *TYPE2  outfile (model  file
                 is TAAIFSAT).  The format name will be IFSDIR2.

   OUTMBR        The  outfile  member  to  be  used.   The  default  is

   REPLACE       A  *YES/*NO  value for  whether the  member  should be
                 cleared before writing records  into it.  The  default
                 is *YES.

                 *NO may  be specified  to add  records to  an existing

   PROCSUBDIR    If  the  Object parameter  is a  directory,  specify a
                 *YES/*NO    value    to    indicate    whether     all
                 subdirectories relative  to that  directory are to  be
                 included.  The default is *YES.

                 *NO   may  be  specified   to  process  only   at  the
                 specified directory's level.

   OMITDIR       If  the Object  parameter is  a directory,  specify up
                 to 10  subdirectory names  relative to that  directory
                 to be excluded.

                 Any of  the OMITDIR entries  may be a  subdirectory of
                 the  directory  specified for  the OBJ  parameter.   A
                 subdirectory can go multiple  levels deep, but  cannot
                 skip any directories  along the way.   For example, if
                 'Sub2' is  a directory in directory  'Sub', you cannot
                 specify   OBJ('*')   and   OMITDIR('Sub')   and   keep
                 directory 'Sub2'.

                 Generic directories  are supported  by using  an *  as
                 the last  character of an  OMITDIR path.   This causes
                 any  directory  starting  with  the  characters before
                 the * to be omitted.

                 An omitted directory cannot begin  with a / or \.   If
                 a directory  specified to  be omitted does  not exist,
                 no error occurs.


                    CVTIFS OBJ(*) OMITDIR('dir1')

                      Omits /home/xxx/dir1 and all its subdirectories

                    CVTIFS OBJ(*) OMITDIR('dir*')

                      Omits /home/xxx/yyyy where yyyy is all
                      subdirectories beginning with 'dir' and
                      and all their subdirectories

   IFSLST        If  OBJ(*IFSLST)  is specified,  the  IFSLST parameter
                 must  name  a   file  created   by  CRTIFSLST.     The
                 WRKIFSLST command  is used to enter  directory records
                 into the file.

   USRPRF        The user  profile that will be  switched to during run
                 time.   QSECOFR  is the  default.   For  file  systems
                 (such as  QNTC),  CVTIFS (used  internally) will  fail
                 if QSECOFR does not exist.

                 *CURRENT may  be used or a specific  user profile, but
                 the profile must have *ALLOBJ special authority.


You must be authorized to the TAACVTIFS *AUTL to use CHKIFSSAV.


The following TAA Tools must be on your system:

     CHKTAAOWN       Check TAA owner
     CRTDUPPF        Create duplicate physical file
     CRTLFSRC        Create logical file source
     CVTIFS          Convert IFS
     DSPIFS          Display IFS
     EDTVAR          Edit variable
     RSNLSTMSG       Resend last message
     RTVIFSED        Retrieve IFS entry description
     SNDCOMPMSG      Send completion message
     SNDESCINF       Send escape information
     SNDESCMSG       Send escape message
     WRTSRC          Write source


None, the tool is ready to use.

Objects used by the tool

   Object        Type    Attribute      Src member    Src file
   ------        ----    ---------      ----------    ----------

   CHKIFSSAV     *CMD                   TAAIFUL       QATTCMD
   TAAIFULC      *PGM       CLP         TAAIFULC      QATTCL

Added to TAA Productivity tools April 15, 2013

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