Common iSeries commands

Here's a quick reference guide to command iSeries commands.

ADDBKP
 

Add a break point and variables to monitor in debug

ADDLIBLE Library Name Add library to current list
CHGPWD Change password

CLRLIB         

Clear library

CPYFRMIMPF          

Copy file form ifs to PF file (CSV or dbf to pf file)

CPYTOIMPF            

Copy PF file to ifs (pf file to csv or dbf)

CRYTOSTMF           

Copies file, member or save file to an object on the IFS

CRTDIR                  

Create Directory on IFS

CRTJRN                  

Create journal

CRTLIB      

Create library

CRTPAGSEG             

Create page segment for printer file's overlay

CRTOVL                 

Create overlay for printer file's overlay

CRTSRCPF               

Create source physical file
CVTPCDPAGS            Convert PC document to page segment
 
CVTOVLPFM

Convert Overlay to Physical File Member

CVTPAGSPFM Convert Page Segment to Physical File Member
CVTPFMPAGS

Convert Physical File Member to Page Segment

DBU Qualified Name
 

Runs DBU without the STRDBU   command.

DLCOBJ De-allocate object
DLTJRN Delete journal
DLTLIB Delete library
DLTLICPGM   Delete license program
DSPDBF

Displays contents of database file. (must add TAATOOL to library first)

DSPDBR LIB/FILE
 
Shows logicals related to a physical file
DSPFD Displays file description for specified file
DSPFFD Displays file field descriptions
DSPJRN Display journal
DSPLIB Displays contents of specified library
DSPLIBD

Display library description

DSPLICKEY

Display license key info

DSPMSG Displays messages in queue
DSPMSGD     Displays description of messages, i.e. CPF messages
DSPPFM Displays member of a physical file before
DSPPGMREF
 
Display the files used in a pgm and which libraries the pgmwas compiled over
DSPRCDLCK Display record locks
DSPUSRPRF
 

Display user profile

ENDDBG
 

End Debug

ENDJRN

End journal

EDTLIBL

Allows addition and deletion of libraries to and from list

OUTQ Must add PRTRNG to library list before using this command
OUTQ(PRINTER) 
 

Mark object in spool file with 2 for change. 
 

 
PRTRNG Print a range of pages from a member in the specified
PRTPFDDTA

Print PFD Data

RMVDIR

Remove directory on IFS

RMVBKP 
 
Remove a break point in debug
RMVLICKEY
 
Remove license key information
RMVLNK

Delete object from IFS

RMVJRNCHG   Remove journaled changes
RSTLICPGM

Restore licensed program

RTVJOBA Retrieve job attributes
RUNQRY QRYFILE(LIB/FILE) 
 

Run query on a file with no parameters

SAVLIB Save library
SAVLICPGM

Save licensed program

SAVRSTLIB

Save restore library

SNDMSG Send message to a message queue
SNDPGMMSG Send message to program's message queue
STRAFPU Start AFP Utilities for iSeries 
 
STRDBG Start Debug
STRDBMON Start Database Monitor - display access path
STRDBU Start DBU (Database Utility) Look at and make changes to the database
STRDFU
 
Start DFU (Data File Utility) Many of the same functions of DBU
STRJRN Start journal
STROVLU Start Overlay Utility
STRPDM

Start PDM

STRPFU Start Print Format Utility
STRSQL Start sql interactive
WRKACTJOB Displays all active jobs (Select order by column (job, user, %CPU)
WRKJOBSCDE
 
Look at scheduled jobs
WRKLICINF

Work with license information

WRKOBJ
 

Work with an object. Use *ALLUSR in qualified name to skip Q libraries

WRKOUTQ
 

Displays members in specified OUTQ

WRKMSGF QCPFMSG  
 
Displays contents of MONMSG file
WRKNETF Work with users network files
WRKOBJLCK Work with Object Locks
WRKSBMJOB *JOB 
 
Displays my jobs for the current session
WRKSPLF
 

Displays spool files (in all output queues)

WRKSYSACT Display System Activity - Client activity
WRKSYSSTS 
 
Display System Status
WRKUSRJOB Displays list of my jobs to work with
WRKUSRPRF Can work with specified user's profile
This was first published in May 2004

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