Take the frustration out of initializing new tapes

Don't you just hate initializing new tapes? This simple CL will take the hassle out of this boring task, and all you need to do is load the tapes -- job done.

Details for file that contains volume IDS for the tapes.

     A          R TAP1                                                
     A            VOLID          6                                     

cl program

              DCL        VAR(&TAP) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(5)                    
              DCLF       FILE(yourlib/TAPID)                               
              MONMSG     MSGID(CPF0864) EXEC(GOTO CMDLBL(ENDPGM))        
              INZTAP     DEV(&TAP) NEWVOL(&VOLID) NEWOWNID(your_company) +       
                           CHECK(*NO) ENDOPT(*UNLOAD)                    
              DLYJOB     DLY(20)                                         
              GOTO READF                                                 


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This was first published in February 2002

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