NEWS - I'm currently working on Version 4 of PDS2PDS.
See the details here.
Also, I've created a place here to post progress updates as they occur.
PDS2PDS (PDS to PDS) is an IBM MVS ISPF utility that lets you display the members of two partitioned datasets side-by-side on the same screen.
When you invoke PDS2PDS the Dataset Name and Display Options panel is displayed. This panel is where you enter the names of the datasets to be compared. You can also enter member names or member name patterns and choose one of the processing and display options.
After you fill in this first panel and press ENTER the Member List panel is displayed. In this panel you can enter global commands that act on the dataset or all members of the dataset, or you can enter line commands that act on individual members one at a time.
As of 08/15/1999, PDS2PDS is at Version 3.02
A file called $HISTORY.TXT, included with the PDS2PDS.ZIP file, contains the details of the changes for Version 3.02.
There were two significant change and several small fixes.
The first change made was to modify the member list panel to include the member display option input fields. Now you can change display options from the member list panel and you don't have to exit to the dataset name panel.
The second change was to add additional customizable items to the P2PCUSTM exec. The $INSTALL.DOC file has the details of these additional items.
If you are upgrading from Version 3 or 3.01 to 3.02, just follow the $install.txt document and reinstall everything from the beginning. Don't forget to modify the P2PCUSTM exec again if you had made any changes to it for previous versions. Be sure to replace your existing COBOL programs because a change was made to P2PBTBL.
To install PDS2PDS you need to download the following files:
Last modified: 08/15/1999
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