Volume 15, Number 04 -- March 3, 2015
The next issue of Four Hundred Guru will publish on March 17.
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Old Stuff, New Ways: Avoiding Record Locks
by Jon Paris

Recently I was teaching a group of RPGers the joys of qualified data structures. I happened to mention how much simpler some of the new DS capabilities had made the techniques I use to avoid problems caused by record locks. It turned out that more than half of the audience had never heard of the technique. READ MORE >

Case-Insensitive Searching Of Spooled Files
by Ted Holt

We rely heavily on the DSPSPLF (Display Spooled File) command. We use it all day long, you and I, usually by selecting option 5 from various work-with displays. And yet this workhorse on which we depend suffers from a glaring deficiency--searching for text is case-sensitive. We expect case sensitivity from primitive operating systems like Unixsaurus, but not from the powerful IBM i. Here are a few ways to locate text in spooled files regardless of case. READ MORE >

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Git To GitHub
by Aaron Bartell

In my last article, the git tooling was introduced as a mechanism to track changes made to source code. This article expounds on that by showing how to make your local IFS git repository (repo for short) publicly available to others. I say publicly because that is the purpose of this article, though it could just as easily be applied to a situation where you wanted a private repo for a specific set of users (i.e., co-workers and/or consultants). READ MORE >

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Old Stuff, New Ways: Avoiding Record Locks

Case-Insensitive Searching Of Spooled Files

Git To GitHub

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