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Executing a CL command on AS/400

Is there a way to run a command from Windows that will start a session and execute a CL command on AS/400? We basically need to stop a subsystem before we back it up.
Yes there is, using FTP, the QUOTE command and the RCMD command.

For example, to end subsystem XYZ on System S02, you would take the following steps:

  1. Start an FTP session to your iSeries. The FTP server on iSeries will need to be running.
  2. Sign on with a user profile that has at least *JOBCTL.
  3. From your PC, open a CMD window, then issue the following commands:
C:>ftp s02
Connected to
220-QTCP at
220 Connection will close if idle more than 5 minutes.
User ( keg
331 Enter password.
230 KEG logged on.
ftp> quote rcmd endsbs xyz *immed
250 Command endsbs xyz *immed successful.

This was first published in February 2008

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