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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 19, 2022

Retain 132 Columns in DSPF CL command when switching to HEX (F10) Mode

When using the IFS DSPF command to look at an IFS file, the F10=Hex key can be used to view the file in hex. However on 132x27 screens the Hex view is restricted to 80 characters and the addition 52 characters per line remain blank.
It is important to have the entire "wide screen" real estate used when in Hex mode.

Use Case:

DSPF '/www/domain/docs/file.html' <Enter>
The data is show using 132x27 mode.
Press F10
The data is shown in HEX mode, however even though the display station is still in 132 column mode, the data on the screen is restricted to 80 columns.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Jan 26, 2022

    Thank you for submitting this request. We understand the request and agree that it would be more useful to retain the screen width when viewing a stream file. As we plan future work we will consider this request and prioritize it with other work.