Mark Mason's favorite command is DSPOBJD (Display Object Description). He says that with it, he can find any object in the system. And when he outputs to a file, he can search for useless items affecting his DASD. Here are a few more ways people use this command:
- Keep track of disk use
To keep track of (change of) disk use Search400.com member Nico Beekhuijs runs a DSPOBJD of the entire system weekly. He then uses some queries to show all new/deleted/changed objects, which allows him to quickly find files that are eating the disk space and to see which libraries are growing.
- Easy identification: Stamp objects with text
Search400.com expert Tim Granatir uses DSPOBJD to stamp objects with user-defined attribute text.
- Archiving private authorities
Search400.com member Sanjay Lavakare runs a DSPOBJD command daily as part of his method to restore objects on the iSeries.