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Fast history log search

This tip shows you a faster way to search through a history log.

Searching through the history log can often be tedious, and it's easy to overlook what you're searching for if...

you're not careful. If you have something specific you are searching for, such as a user name, a device name, a specific CPF message ID, etc. you can use the FIND feature of DSPPFM. First, do WRKOBJ QHST* to get a list of the history file names. Next, use the DSPPFM command with the name of the history log file name. On the "Find" entry line, type in the string you want, and then press F16. Some of the information in the history log files are packed so is not easily viewable, but you can use F10/F11 if you wish.

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