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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 25, 2019

Have iACS IFS list files with an attribute of *SAVF as .savf and not .file

I am trying to use iACS to copy
/qsys.lib/mylib.lib/mysavf.savf
but it thinks it of it only as mysavf.file. When I use ftp it thinks of it as .savf and I'd like iACS IFS to function that way also.
In FTP I can do this from IBM i:
ftp myibmi
namefmt 1
cd /qsys.lib/mylib.lib
ls *.savf
This will return a list of save files.
I want iACS IFS to function the same way.


Use Case:

Exchange of save files with IBM and others.


Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Oct 10, 2019

    Thank you for submitting this request.

    The QSYS.LIB file system lists all objects based on the object type, regardless of attributes and ACS is listing the names returned by the file system. FTP is not using the file system to get the names and chose to create their own convention instead of using the conventions established by the QSYS.LIB file system.

    We are declining this request as it is written. Any change will need to be done by FTP to follow the file system conventions.