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The Create Duplicate  Physical File command duplicates a  physical file
object.   The  intent of  the  command is  to avoid  two  problems when
attempting to duplicate a model file:

  **   CRTDUPOBJ  requires *OBJMGT  authority which  can be undesirable
       to add to an object for general use.

  **   CPYF cannot  be used to  duplicate a  file description unless  a
       member exists.   Providing a member for a  model file is awkward
       because  the user  may  accidentally add  records to  the member
       and having a member wastes space.

CRTDUPPF allows  you to  have a  model file  which is  only a  physical
file object (no member)  and to to create a file using  the same format
and a member.

A typical command would be:


The  existing file  ABC does not  need to  have a  member.  A  new file
would be created named  ABC in library  DEF.  A  member would be  added
of the name ABC.

The user must have *USE  authority to the file.  Options  exist to have
a  different file  name, a  different member  name  and to  specify the
text of the file and member.

CRTDUPPF  operates by  adopting the authority  of QSECOFR  to avoid the
requirement that  the user  have  *OBJMGT authority  to use  CRTDUPOBJ.
CRTDUPPF checks  the authority of the  user to the existing  file using
the  TAA Tool UNADOPT  to ensure the  user has at  least *USE authority
to the file.

Command parameters                                    *CMD

   FROMFILE      The qualified  file  name  of  the  physical  file  to
                 create a duplicate  from.  The library  value defaults
                 to *LIBL.  *CURLIB may also be specified.

   TOLIB         The  library to  duplicate the file  to.   *CURLIB may
                 be specified.

   NEWFILE       The name of  the new  file to be  created.   *FROMFILE
                 is the default  meaning the same name as  specified in
                 the FROMFILE parameter.

   TOMBR         The name  of the member  in the TOFILE to  be added if
                 it  does not  already exist.   No error  occurs if the
                 member already exists.

                 *NONE may  be  specified to  create the  file  without
                 any members.

   FILETEXT      The text  assigned to  the new file.   The  default is
                 *FROMFILE  meaning to use  the text of  the file named
                 in the FROMFILE  parameter.   No error  occurs if  the
                 member already exists.

   MBRTEXT       The text  assigned to the new  member if it  is added.
                 The  default  is  *FILETEXT meaning  to  use  the text
                 specified in the FILETEXT parameter.

   AUT           The authority assigned to the  new file.  The  default
                 is  *USE.   *CHANGE,  *EXCLUDE, or  *ALL  may also  be


The user must have *USE authority to the file.


The following TAA Tools must be on your system:

     CHKOBJ2         Check object 2
     SNDCOMPMSG      Send completion message
     SNDESCMSG       Send escape message
     UNADOPT         Unadopt


None, the tool is ready to use.

Objects used by the tool

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

   CRTDUPPF      *CMD                   TAAOBJR       QATTCMD
   TAAOBJRC      *PGM       CLP         TAAOBJRC      QATTCL

Added to TAA Productivity tools May 1, 1996

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