TAA Tools

The Delete  IFS Directory  command optionally  deletes a directory  and
all sub  items within the  directory including other  directories.  The
default  is 'check' which  produces a listing of  what would be deleted
and  any  errors  such   as  'not  authorized  to  delete'.     Several
catastrophic  operations  are  prevented  such  as  deleting  the  root
('/'), /QDLS, and /QSYS/LIB.

The   user  of   DLTIFSDIR   must  be   authorized  to   the  TAACVTIFS
authorization list and any objects to be deleted.

A typical command would be:

             DLTIFSDIR     OBJ(xxxx) ACTION(*CHECK)

The object described must  be a directory  (*DIR).  The objects  within
the directory are  found including any sub-directories and  a 'tree' is
created with all directories and stream files.

In  the  example  ACTION(*CHECK) was  specified.    Only  a listing  is
produced of what would be deleted and  any problems (such as a lack  of
authorization) are noted.

If after  you have  reviewed the listing  and want  to delete  the same
items, enter:

             DLTIFSDIR     OBJ(xxxx) ACTION(*DLT)

ACTION(*CHECK)  builds  the  IFSDIRT  file  and the  DLTIFSDIR  *USRSPC
object  in QTEMP.   This makes  it faster for  the deletes  to occur if
the same directory when ACTION(*DLT) is specified.

ACTION(*DLT) may be specified  at any time and DLTIFSDIR  would attempt
to delete the  objects beginning at the bottom of  the tree and working
up toward the top directory.

If  an object  cannot be  deleted because of  lack of  authorization or
other problems,  the parent  directory cannot  be  deleted.   DLTIFSDIR
will delete what it  can.  A listing is created with  the action taken.

If   the  specified   directory  cannot   be   deleted  (such   as  not
authorized), no listing occurs.

Following the  use  of ACTION(*DLT),  the  IFSDIRT file  and  DLTIFSDIR
*USRSPC objects are deleted from QTEMP.


The DLTIFS  command can  be used  to delete  one or  more objects,  but
cannot be used to delete a directory that contains objects.


  **   Only  a  directory  (*DIR)  object  may  be named  for  the  DIR

  **   Only  *DIR and  stream files  (*STMF) are  deleted (*DDIR object
       types are not).

  **   The  user  of  DLTIFSDIR  must  have  *OBJEXIST  rights  to  the
       objects to be deleted.

  **   The following directory names are rejected:

          /  (Root)

                 Sub  directories  within   these  directories  can  be

  **   Any  objects owned  by  QSYS, QLPINSTALL,  or QLPAUTO  cannot be

  **   Objects which have been 'checked out' cannot be deleted.

  **   Remote objects cannot be be deleted.

DLTIFSDIR escape messages you can monitor for

      TAA9891    Errors have occurred.

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

Command parameters                                    *CMD

   DIR           The path name  of the  directory to be  deleted.   Any
                 sub-directories  and  the  objects  within  them  will
                 also be deleted.

   ACTION        The  action to  be performed.   The default  is *CHECK
                 which produces a listing of what would be deleted.

                 *CHECK creates  the  IFSDIRT file  and  the  DLTIFSDIR
                 *USRSPC in QTEMP.   These objects are used if  *DLT is
                 specified for the same directory.

                 *DLT may  be specified at any time  to delete objects.
                 No  prior  *CHECK function  need  be run.    If errors
                 occur, DLTIFSDIR  deletes  what it  can.   However,  a
                 directory  cannot be  deleted if  a sub  item  has not
                 been  deleted.   A listing  is produced of  the action

   USRPRF        The user profile that will  be switched to during  run
                 time only  during the  running of  CVTIFS.  CVTIFS  is
                 run during the internal processing of DLTIFSDIR.

                 QSECOFR is  the default for USRPRF.   For file systems
                 (such as QNTC), CVTIFS will  fail if QSECOFR does  not

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

                 The  user profile  entered is  only used  while CVTIFS
                 is running.


See previous comments


The following TAA Tools must be on your system:

     CHKIFSE         Check IFS entry
     CHKSPCAUT       Check special authority
     CHGUSRSPC       Change user space
     CLRUSRSPC       Clear user space
     CRTUSRSPC       Create user space
     CVTDAT          Convert date
     CVTIFS          Convert IFS
     EDTVAR          Edit variable
     RTVIFSED        Check IFS entry
     RTVUSRSPC       Retrieve user space
     RTVSYSVAL3      Retrieve system value 3
     SNDCOMPMSG      Send completion message
     SNDESCINF       Send escape information
     SNDESCMSG       Send escape message
     TRNVAL          Translate value


None, the tool is ready to use.

Objects used by the tool

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

   DLTIFSDIR     *CMD                   TAAIFTA       QATTCMD
   TAAIFTAC      *PGM       CLP         TAAIFTAC      QATTCL
   TAAIFTAC2     *PGM       CLP         TAAIFTAC2     QATTCL

Added to TAA Productivity tools October 15, 2003

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