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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Dec 27, 2022

Command or tool to find objects inside the IFS

It would be very helpful and useful to have a command or tool to search for objects in the IFS directory structure, by name, by date, by extension, and other criteria.
Something like WRKOBJ OBJ(*ALL/P*) for example.
Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Jan 16, 2023

    the find ... | grep ... will work from bash and enven QSH

  • Guest
    Jan 13, 2023
    Thank you for submitting this request. We are declining this request.

    As one comment already states, the existing table function QSYS2.IFS_OBJECT_STATISTICS can do this. SQL makes this very flexible and robust.

    Here is one example that can search based on name and create date.

    cl: crtlib ifssearch;
    create table ifssearch.results as
    (select current timestamp as timeOfSearch,
    rtrim(substr(path_name, locate_in_string(path_name, '/', -1) + 1, length(path_name)))
    as file_name, a.*
    from table (
    start_path_name => '/home/scottf', subtree_directories => 'YES',
    object_type_list => '*ALLDIR *ALLSTMF *NOQSYS', ignore_errors => 'YES')
    ) a
    where rtrim(
    substr(path_name, locate_in_string(path_name, '/', -1) + 1, length(path_name)))
    like 'P%.txt' and
    date(CREATE_TIMESTAMP) = date('01/13/2023'))
    with data;
  • Guest
    Jan 4, 2023

    A tool for this already exist, use the QSYS2.IFS_OBJECT_STATISTICS table function: