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Welcome to my website which I've dedicated to making available to the 'world' software that I've written over the years. Here you will find XMITIP, the OS/390 and z/OS E-Mail application (on the TCP/IP Tools page) and many other tools for OS/390 and z/OS. These tools are primarily written in REXX with a few Assembler programs.

My name is Lionel B. Dyck and I've been in systems programming since 1972 (starting with MVT 21.6 - remember IBM APARs delivered on punch cards) and have developed a number of tools over the years. I've created this site to (1) share useful code that I've developed and (2) to return a little back to the community of mainframe systems programmers from whom I've learned so much. I've gleaned code and knowledge from the MVT Tools Tapes (remember the Blue Berets?) to the current CBT Tape and a wealth of Web Sites. I hope my contributions here are helpful to others.

Note: If anyone is looking to hire someone with ISPF/REXX experience please contact me as I'm available for part time or short term projects. I'm also interested in a manager or supervisor position in an IT organization.

These files are being made available (without any warranty or guarantee). The software was working when it was uploaded and the author accepts bug reports, suggestions, comments, and occasional complaints.

If you are really adventurous you can check out my beta page - last updated >>> 10/04/08 <<<.

Site Change History

12/12/2017Updated  ZSTART An ISPF dialog manage the ISPF ZSTART variable that controls what actions ISPF takes each time ISPF starts.
12/03/2017Updated and Improved PDSEGEN An ISPF dialog to Browse, Edit, View, Compare, Copy, Mail, and more a PDSE Version 2 with generations. With full access to all generations. This is version 5.0.1 which includes many significant updates so check out the $CHANGES member in the distribution package. Check out the Users guide  in PDF, ePub and now in Mobi (for Kindle) and a new Reference card.
12/01/2017Updated and Improved PDSEGEN An ISPF dialog to Browse, Edit, View, Compare, Copy, Mail, and more a PDSE Version 2 with generations. With full access to all generations. This is version 5.0.0 which includes many significant updates so check out the $CHANGES member in the distribution package. Check out the Users guide  in PDF, ePub and now in Mobi (for Kindle) and a new Reference card.

Updated IEBPDSE with minor updates.
11/13/2017Updated and Improved PDSEGEN An ISPF dialog to Browse, Edit, View, Compare, Copy, Mail, and more a PDSE Version 2 with generations. With full access to all generations. This is version 4.5.1 - update to pattern matching module to correct incorrect match failures. Check out the Users guide  in PDF, ePub and now in Mobi (for Kindle)
11/10/2017Updated and Improved PDSEGEN An ISPF dialog to Browse, Edit, View, Compare, Copy, Mail, and more a PDSE Version 2 with generations. With full access to all generations. This is version 4.5.0 - incrememtnal improvements in speed and some functionality. Check out the Users guide  in PDF, ePub and now in Mobi (for Kindle)
10/31/2017Updated zTSOHELP An ISPF dialog to display a list of known TSO Help members with locate, search, and select (formatted view). Small formatting and process improvements - version 3.3.
10/27/2017Updated and Improved IEBPDSE An ISPF dialog to invoke the IBM IEBPDSE utility. This update incorporates command line parameters that allow it to bypass the prompting panel if desired. Added return code reporting and changed processing defaults.

Updated zTSOHELP An ISPF dialog to display a list of known TSO Help members with locate, search, and select (formatted view). Minor update - to correct some help member formatting issues.
10/26/2017Updated and Improved IEBPDSE An ISPF dialog to invoke the IBM IEBPDSE utility. This update incorporates command line parameters that allow it to bypass the prompting panel if desired.
10/24/2017Updated and Improved PDSEGEN An ISPF dialog to Browse, Edit, View, Compare, Copy, Mail, and more a PDSE Version 2 with generations. With full access to all generations. This is version 4.4.9 - Fix typos in some panels, add parameter prompting for X (execute) on member. Check out the Users guide  in PDF, ePub and now in Mobi (for Kindle)

Updated zSYNC An ISPF dialog to
compare and then copy members (not load) from old to new PDS/PDSE.
10/20/2017Updated zTSOHELP An ISPF dialog to display a list of known TSO Help members with locate, search, and select (formatted view). Minor update - improve speed and move messages to the end of the help display.
10/17/2017Updated and Improved PDSEGEN An ISPF dialog to Browse, Edit, View, Compare, Copy, Mail, and more a PDSE Version 2 with generations. With full access to all generations. This is version 4.4.8 - with several tweaks and two new commands. Check out the Users guide  in PDF, ePub and now in Mobi (for Kindle)

Updated zTSOHELP An ISPF dialog to display a list of known TSO Help members with locate, search, and select (formatted view). Minor update - fixed some malformed help entries.
10/03/2017Updated and Improved PDSEGEN An ISPF dialog to Browse, Edit, View, Compare, Copy, Mail, and more a PDSE Version 2 with generations. With full access to all generations. This is version 4.4.4 - Correction to handle externally deleted members if accessed using Edit command. Check out the Users guide  in PDF, ePub and now in Mobi (for Kindle)

Updated and Improved
RUNC with updates to the sample z/OS commands in support of ICSF update HCR77C1.
09/19/2017Updated and Improved PDSEGEN An ISPF dialog to Browse, Edit, View, Compare, Copy, Mail, and more a PDSE Version 2 with generations. With full access to all generations. This is version 4.4.4 - Correction to handle externally deleted members if accessed using Edit command. Check out the Users guide  in PDF, ePub and now in Mobi (for Kindle)
09/06/2017Update to: XMITIP A very powerful SMTP mail generator for z/OS and OS/390 (batch and TSO). Supports file attachments as plain text, binary, or can convert files to html or rtf. Includes a very powerful ISPF dialog interface that simplifies the creation of SMTP mail from z/OS and OS/390. Now includes support for STARTTLS (Secure SMTP if using a SMTP server that supports STARTTLS like CSSMTP or Sendmail). Minor bug fix for text attachments with carriage control.
09/05/2017Updated and Improved PDSEGEN An ISPF dialog to Browse, Edit, View, Compare, Copy, Mail, and more a PDSE Version 2 with generations. With full access to all generations. This is version 4.4.4 - Correction to handle externally deleted members if accessed using Edit command. Check out the Users guide  in PDF and now in ePub.
09/01/2017Updated and Improved PDSEGEN An ISPF dialog to Browse, Edit, View, Compare, Copy, Mail, and more a PDSE Version 2 with generations. With full access to all generations. This is version 4.4.3 - Corrections and expansion of the new commands. Check out the Users guide  in PDF and now in ePub.
08/29/2017Updated zTSOHELP An ISPF dialog to display a list of known TSO Help members with locate, search, and select (formatted view). Minor update - fixed some malformed help entries.

Updated and Improved PDSEGEN An ISPF dialog to Browse, Edit, View, Compare, Copy, Mail, and more a PDSE Version 2 with generations. With full access to all generations. This is version 4.4.1 - New Commands Browse/Edit/Submit/View with masking support. Check out the Users guide  in PDF and now in ePub.

Updated FASTPATH An ISPF dialog to display a list
all ISPF command table entriess. Updated to support all three (3) site and user command tables and to include multiple entries of a command if found in more than one command table. Usability updates.

Updated. LOADISPF. A routine to include in REXX code to dynamically load ISPF panels, skels, msgs, and REXX or CLIST members for use using LIBDEF or ALTLIB.
08/14/2017Updated zTSOHELP An ISPF dialog to display a list of known TSO Help members with locate, search, and select (formatted view). Minor update - fixing typo in tutorial panel.

Updated FASTPATH An ISPF dialog to display a list
all ISPF command table entriess. Updated to support all three (3) site and user command tables and to include multiple entries of a command if found in more than one command table. Usability updates.
08/04/2017Updated zTSOHELP An ISPF dialog to display a list of known TSO Help members with locate, search, and select (formatted view). Updated with more RACF Help entries.

Updated FASTPATH An ISPF dialog to display a list
all ISPF command table entriess. Updated to support all three (3) site and user command tables and to include multiple entries of a command if found in more than one command table.
07/31/2017Updated OMVSMAN An ISPF command to display a table of man pages from which the user can search or select one (or more) to browse or view. If entered with a man page name then just browse that man page as before. The description field in the table is now scrollable (left/right)
07/25/2017Updated and Improved PDSEGEN An ISPF dialog to Browse, Edit, View, Compare, Copy, Mail, and more a PDSE Version 2 with generations. With full access to all generations. This is version 4.3.9 - Fix bug in pattern matching rexx function. Check out the Users guide  in PDF and now in ePub.
07/23/2017Updated zTSOHELP An ISPF dialog to display a list of known TSO Help members with locate, search, and select (formatted view). Some bug fixes and improved table display with point/shoot column headers.

Updated and Improved FTPBatch An ISPF dialog to simplify using FTP from z/OS. Improved with support for target Port, TLS, and pass phrases.
07/17/2017Updated zTSOHELP An ISPF dialog to display a list of known TSO Help members with locate, search, and select (formatted view). Some bug fixes and improved table display with point/shoot column headers.

Updated and Improved PDSEGEN An ISPF dialog to Browse, Edit, View, Compare, Copy, Mail, and more a PDSE Version 2 with generations. With full access to all generations. This is version 4.3.9 - Update package with improved pattern matching rexx function. Check out the Users guide  in PDF and now in ePub.
07/11/2017New zTSOHELP An ISPF dialog to display a list of known TSO Help members with locate, search, and select (formatted view).

New BackDir An
OMVS utility written in REXX to backup a key directory using a parameter file. Intended for use under cron.
07/08/2017Updated and Improved PDSEGEN An ISPF dialog to Browse, Edit, View, Compare, Copy, Mail, and more a PDSE Version 2 with generations. With full access to all generations. This is version 4.3.9 - Changed to use LMMDEL to delete members in a non-generation PDS/PDSE. Check out the Users guide  in PDF and now in ePub.

Updated TXT2CSV
Tool to convert a text file into CSV format. Now with ISPF Panels.
07/03/2017Updated and Improved PDSEGEN An ISPF dialog to Browse, Edit, View, Compare, Copy, Mail, and more a PDSE Version 2 with generations. With full access to all generations. This is version 4.3.8 - Add user request to enter PDSEGEN ? to display the tutorial. Check out the Users guide  in PDF and now in ePub.

Updated TXT2CSV
Tool to convert a text file into CSV format. Now with ISPF Panels.
06/22/2017Updated and Improved PDSEGEN An ISPF dialog to Browse, Edit, View, Compare, Copy, Mail, and more a PDSE Version 2 with generations. With full access to all generations. This is version 4.3.6 - Add user request to enter PDSEGEN ? to display the tutorial. Check out the Users guide  in PDF and now in ePub.

Updated OMVSMAN
An ISPF command to display a table of man pages from which the user can search or select one (or more) to browse or view. If entered with a man page name then just browse that man page as before.

Updated CHKIKJ to compare IBM SAMPLIB IKJTSO00 to active IKJTSOxx and generate a report. Use to identify potential things to remove from active IKJTSOxx based on IBM's changes. Updates improve the reporting thanks to Hartmut Beckmann.

Updated TRYIT - ISPF Edit Macro to test the Clist, Rexx, or ISPF Panel being edited.

Updated zSYNC An ISPF Edit macro to test the data being edited without having to save it. Support for CLIST, REXX, ISPF Panels, ISPF Tutorial Panels, ISPF Skeletons, Assembler, and JCL Syntax Checking. See article about this.
06/16/2017Updated OMVSMAN An ISPF command to display a table of man pages from which the user can search or select one (or more) to browse or view. If entered with a man page name then just browse that man page as before.

Updated CHKIKJ to compare IBM SAMPLIB IKJTSO00 to active IKJTSOxx and generate a report. Use to identify potential things to remove from active IKJTSOxx based on IBM's changes. Updates improve the reporting thanks to Hartmut Beckmann.

Updated zSYNC - An ISPF dialog to compare two PDS datasets and copy from source to target easily.
06/12/2017Updated and Improved PDSEGEN An ISPF dialog to Browse, Edit, View, Compare, Copy, Mail, and more a PDSE Version 2 with generations. With full access to all generations. This is version 4.3.6 - Add user request to enter PDSEGEN ? to display the tutorial. Check out the Users guide  in PDF and now in ePub.
06/08/2017Updated and Improved PDSEGEN An ISPF dialog to Browse, Edit, View, Compare, Copy, Mail, and more a PDSE Version 2 with generations. With full access to all generations. This is version 4.3.5 - One more small BUG Fix to improve usability. Check out the Users guide  in PDF and now in ePub.

Updated EMAC An ISPF Edit macro to display a selectable list of Edit macros.

Added zSYNC - An ISPF dialog to compare two PDS datasets and copy from source to target easily.
06/06/2017Updated and Improved PDSEGEN. An ISPF dialog to Browse, Edit, View, Compare, Copy, Mail, and more a PDSE Version 2 with generations. With full access to all generations. This is version 4.3.4 - BUG Fix and minor updates to improve usability. Check out the Users guide  in PDF and now in ePub.

Updated EMAC An ISPF Edit macro to display a selectable list of Edit macros.

Added zSYNC - An ISPF dialog to compare two PDS datasets and copy from source to target easily.
05/11/2017Free IBM Mainframe JCL Fundamentals tutorial
05/04/2017Updated  RUNC version 4.2. An ISPF Edit/View command to execute TSO, ISPF Edit, TSO Console, (E)JES, SDSF, OMVS and ISPF commands that are within an Edit/View dataset. Many improvements.

Updated packaging to include source and load for EKKO and STEMEDIT since both are required for the use of RUNC.

Users Guide available in PDF and ePub formats.
05/03/2017Updated and Improved PDSEGEN. An ISPF dialog to Browse, Edit, View, Compare, Copy, Mail, and more a PDSE Version 2 with generations. With full access to all generations. This is version 4.3.2 - BUG Fix and minor updates to improve usability. Check out the Users guide  in PDF and now in ePub.

Updated XMITIP - The popular z/OS SMTP mailing application to version 16.11.
05/01/2017Update ONLY. An update to my version of the ISPF Edit ONLY command. Small improvements.
04/27/2017Updated and Improved PDSEGEN. An ISPF dialog to Browse, Edit, View, Compare, Copy, Mail, and more a PDSE Version 2 with generations. With full access to all generations. This is version 4.3.2 - BUG Fix and minor updates to improve usability. Check out the Users guide  in PDF and now in ePub.

Updated EMAC An ISPF Edit macro to display a selectable list of Edit macros.

Updated TRYIT An ISPF Edit macro to test the data being edited without having to save it. Support for CLIST, REXX, ISPF Panels, ISPF Tutorial Panels, ISPF Skeletons, Assembler, and JCL Syntax Checking. See article about this.

Updated REXXFORM. An ISPF Edit macro ported from z/VM XEDIT. Will reflow your REXX code, check for mis-matched Do/Select/End statements, and provides the ability to set the left margin and the indent character limits. Now with support for record selection
04/25/2017Updated and Improved PDSEGEN. An ISPF dialog to Browse, Edit, View, Compare, Copy, Mail, and more a PDSE Version 2 with generations. With full access to all generations. This is version 4.3.1 - Several minor updates to improve usability. Check out the Users guide  in PDF and now in ePub.

Updated EMAC An ISPF Edit macro to display a selectable list of Edit macros.

Updated: SETCLIP - an ISPF dialog for creating and managing user defined Clipboards using standard ISPF Edit Cut and Paste functions. Read the short doc for more info.
04/24/2017Updated REXXFORM. An ISPF Edit macro ported from z/VM XEDIT. Will reflow your REXX code, check for mis-matched Do/Select/End statements, and provides the ability to set the left margin and the indent character limits. Now with support for record selection

New EMAC An ISPF Edit macro to display a selectable list of Edit macros.
04/19/2017New REXXFORM. An ISPF Edit macro ported from z/VM XEDIT. Will reflow your REXX code, check for mis-matched Do/Select/End statements, and provides the ability to set the left margin and the indent character limits.
04/18/2017Updated  RUNC to version 4.2. An ISPF Edit/View command to execute TSO, ISPF Edit, TSO Console, (E)JES, SDSF, OMVS and ISPF commands that are within an Edit/View dataset. Many improvements.

Addition of new control statements to pre-select a range and a statement to exit on => return codes.

Users Guide available in PDF and ePub formats.
04/15/2017Updated and Improved PDSEGEN. An ISPF dialog to Browse, Edit, View, Compare, Copy, Mail, and more a PDSE Version 2 with generations. With full access to all generations. This is version 4.3.0 - updated with additional performance enhancements, ISPF color changes with the ability for the user to adjust all colors, other improvements. Check out the Users guide  in PDF and now in ePub.
04/01/2017Updated  RUNC to version 4.1. An ISPF Edit/View command to execute TSO, ISPF Edit, TSO Console, (E)JES, SDSF, OMVS and ISPF commands that are within an Edit/View dataset. Many improvements.

Addition of new control statements to pre-select a range and a statement to exit on => return codes.

Users Guide available in PDF and ePub formats.
03/22/2017Updated  RUNC to version 4.0. An ISPF Edit/View command to execute TSO, ISPF Edit, TSO Console, (E)JES, SDSF, OMVS and ISPF commands that are within an Edit/View dataset. Many improvements.

Support for edit macros with optional parm and addition of a new documentation popup option.

Users Guide available in PDF and ePub formats.

Updated and Improved PDSEGEN. An ISPF dialog to Browse, Edit, View, Compare, Copy, Mail, and more a PDSE Version 2 with generations. With full access to all generations. This is version 4.2.2 - updated with improved performance. Check out the Users guide  in PDF and now in ePub.
02/27/2017Updated  RUNC to version 3.9. An ISPF Edit/View command to execute TSO, ISPF Edit, TSO Console, (E)JES, SDSF, OMVS and ISPF commands that are within an Edit/View dataset. Many improvements.

Improved reporting and added member selection on browse/edit/view for active dataset.

Users Guide available in PDF and ePub formats.
02/15/2017Updated  INEWS to with improvements to administration and searching.

Added CHKIKJ to compare IBM SAMPLIB IKJTSO00 to active IKJTSOxx and generate a report. Use to identify potential things to remove from active IKJTSOxx based on IBM's changes.
02/10/2017Updated  INEWS to with several usability improvements to provide a very nice ISPF News application. Includes both user and administrative capabilities.
02/03/2017Updated  RUNC to version 3.7. An ISPF Edit/View command to execute TSO, ISPF Edit, TSO Console, (E)JES, SDSF, OMVS and ISPF commands that are within an Edit/View dataset. Many improvements.

Improved packaging to highlight user customization options and update to center the header.

Users Guide available in PDF and ePub formats.
01/31/2017Updated  RUNC to version 3.6. An ISPF Edit/View command to execute TSO, ISPF Edit, TSO Console, (E)JES, SDSF, OMVS and ISPF commands that are within an Edit/View dataset. Many improvements. Corrections to predefined symbolic usage and tutorial panel typo corrections. Users Guide available in PDF and ePub formats.
01/27/2017Updated  RUNC. An ISPF Edit/View command to execute TSO, ISPF Edit, TSO Console, (E)JES, SDSF, OMVS and ISPF commands that are within an Edit/View dataset. Many improvements. Now with  logging to a permanent dataset. Users Guide available in PDF and ePub formats.

New: Enterprise Technical Journal article: The ISPF Edit Clipboard: Demystified. Authored by Lionel B. Dyck and William J. Smith
01/24/2017New and Improved PDSEGEN. An ISPF dialog to Browse, Edit, View, Compare, Copy, Mail, and more a PDSE Version 2 with generations. With full access to all generations. This is version 4.2.1 - updated with new Delete Promote option. Check out the Users guide  in PDF and now in ePub.
01/19/2017 Updated SETCLIP - an ISPF dialog for creating and managing user defined Clipboards using standard ISPF Edit Cut and Paste functions. Read the short doc for more info. Now with doc in ePub format.
01/12/2017Updated  RUNC. An ISPF Edit/View command to execute TSO, ISPF Edit, TSO Console, (E)JES, SDSF, OMVS and ISPF commands that are within an Edit/View dataset. Many improvements. Users Guide available.

New and Improved PDSEGEN. An ISPF dialog to Browse, Edit, View, Compare, Copy, Mail, and more a PDSE Version 2 with generations. With full access to all generations. This is version 4.2.0 - updated with new Delete Promote option. Check out the users guide.
12/23/2016Updated  RUNC. An ISPF Edit/View command to execute TSO, ISPF Edit, TSO Console, (E)JES, SDSF, OMVS and ISPF commands that are within an Edit/View dataset. Many improvements. Users Guide available.
12/17/2016New:   Enterprise Technical Journal article: PDSE V2 Member Generations - a Technical Introspective Authored by Lionel B. Dyck and William J. Smith
12/13/2016New and Improved PDSEGEN. An ISPF dialog to Browse,Edit,View,Compare,Copy,Mail a PDSE Version 2 with generations. With full access to all generations. This is version 4.1.9 which has sone minor improvement to correct a bug in the startup options SET. Check out the users guide. Updated to correct minor bug in copy that attempted to copy orphan generations.

Updated  RUNC.
An ISPF Edit/View command to execute TSO and ISPF commands that are within an Edit/View dataset. Now supports ISPF Edit commands and an improved report.
12/12/2016New and Improved PDSEGEN. An ISPF dialog to Browse,Edit,View,Compare,Copy,Mail a PDSE Version 2 with generations. With full access to all generations. This is version 4.1.8 which has sone minor improvement to correct a bug in the startup options SET. Check out the users guide
12/09/2016New and Improved PDSEGEN. An ISPF dialog to Browse,Edit,View,Compare,Copy,Mail a PDSE Version 2 with generations. With full access to all generations. This is version 4.1.7 which has sone minor improvement to correct a bug in the startup options SET. Check out the users guide.

Updated  RUNC.
An ISPF Edit/View command to execute TSO and ISPF commands that are within an Edit/View dataset. Now supports ISPF Edit commands and an improved report.

Updated. LOADISPF. A routine to include in REXX code to dynamically load ISPF panels, skels, msgs, and REXX or CLIST members for use using LIBDEF or ALTLIB.
12/03/2016Updated VB2FB. A REXX tool to copy a VB PDS member to an FB PDS member, and vice versa, without data truncation. Updated with more accurate copy counts if using member masking.
12/01/2016Updated RUNC. An ISPF Edit/View command to execute OMVS, (E)JES, SDSF, TSO and ISPF commands that are within an Edit/View dataset. Enhancement for SDSF usage and 4 new pre-defined symbolics.
11/30/2016Updated RUNC. An ISPF Edit/View command to execute OMVS, (E)JES, SDSF, TSO and ISPF commands that are within an Edit/View dataset. New ERC ISPF Command to fastpath to the RUNC command library, support for a shared command library, and sample command members included.
11/23/2016Updated RUNC. An ISPF Edit/View command to execute OMVS, (E)JES, SDSF, TSO and ISPF commands that are within an Edit/View dataset.

CHKLPALK is a REXX exec to report on the LPALIST and LINKLIST datasets that have extents.
11/21/2016New RUNC. An ISPF Edit/View command to execute TSO and ISPF commands that are within an Edit/View dataset.
11/10/2016New and Improved PDSEGEN. An ISPF dialog to Browse,Edit,View,Compare,Copy,Mail a PDSE Version 2 with generations. With full access to all generations. This is version 4.1.6 which has sone minor improvement to correct a bug in the startup options SET. Check out the users guide.

Updated  RUNC.
An ISPF Edit/View command to execute TSO and ISPF commands that are within an Edit/View dataset.
11/05/2016New RUNC. An ISPF Edit/View command to execute TSO and ISPF commands that are within an Edit/View dataset.

Updated: ZFSTOOLS
- a set of tools to work with OMVS and zFS
10/28/2016New and Improved PDSEGEN. An ISPF dialog to Browse,Edit,View,Compare,Copy,Mail a PDSE Version 2 with generations. With full access to all generations. This is version 4.1.5 which has several improvements, including an alternate member list displaying 4 digit years. Check out the users guide.

Updated: ZFSTOOLS
- a set of tools to work with OMVS and zFS

New: ONLY - a variation on the ISPF Edit ONLY command.
10/07/2016New and Improved PDSEGEN. An ISPF dialog to Browse,Edit,View,Compare,Copy,Mail a PDSE Version 2 with generations. With full access to all generations. This is version 4.1.4 which has several improvements, including a new extension to the ISPF Edit Compare command to allow comparing to other generations from within Edit or View. Check out the users guide.

Updated: LOGARCH
- a REXX script for OMVS to archive log files when called by cron.
09/23/2016Updated: LOGARCH - a REXX script for OMVS to archive log files when called by cron.
09/22/2016New and Improved PDSEGEN. An ISPF dialog to Browse,Edit,View,Compare,Copy,Mail a PDSE Version 2 with generations. With full access to all generations. This is version 4.1.3 which has a few minor usability improvements. If you have a prior version you should upgrade due to the many enhancements and a fix from 4.1.0. Check out the users guide.

Updated:
XMITIP
to version 16.09 (September 2016) with a few minor improvements.

Updated:
SETCLIP - an ISPF dialog for creating and managing user defined Clipboards using standard ISPF Edit Cut and Paste functions. Read the short doc for more info.
09/19/2016Updated: SETCLIP - an ISPF dialog for creating and managing user defined Clipboards using standard ISPF Edit Cut and Paste functions. Read the short doc for more info.

Updated: PLPISPF with updates provided by Al Ferguson to allow a SYSOUT DD allocation and use of full screen width with other minor improvements.
09/16/2016New: SETCLIP - an ISPF dialog for creating and managing user defined Clipboards using standard ISPF Edit Cut and Paste functions. Read the short doc for more info.

IEBPDSE - A simple ISPF dialog to run IBM's IEBPDSE utility
09/02/2016New and Improved PDSEGEN. An ISPF dialog to Browse,Edit,View,Compare,Copy,Mail a PDSE Version 2 with generations. With full access to all generations. This is version 4.1.2 which has many usability improvements. If you have a prior version you should upgrade due to the many enhancements and a fix from 4.1.0. Check out the users guide.

IEBPDSE - A simple ISPF dialog to run IBM's IEBPDSE utility
08/19/2016New and Improved PDSEGEN. An ISPF dialog to Browse,Edit,View,Compare,Copy,Mail a PDSE Version 2 with generations. With full access to all generations. This is version 4.1.0 which has many usability improvements.  Check out the users guide.

IEBPDSE - A simple ISPF dialog to run IBM's IEBPDSE utility
08/19/2016New PDSEGEN. An ISPF dialog to Browse,Edit,View,Compare,Copy,Mail a PDSE Version 2 with generations. With full access to all generations. This is version 4.0 which has many usability improvements.  Check out the users guide.

IEBPDSE - A simple ISPF dialog to run IBM's IEBPDSE utility
08/10/2016New PDSEGEN. An ISPF dialog to Browse,Edit,View,Compare,Copy,Mail a PDSE Version 2 with generations. With full access to all generations. This is version 3.9 which has several improvements, including the ability to delete an individual generation. Now with a PRUNE feature to compliment the Copy, Backup, and Restore.  Check out the users guide.

INEWS - updated with new REFRESH option.
08/05/2016New PDSEGEN. An ISPF dialog to Browse,Edit,View,Compare,Copy,Mail a PDSE Version 2 with generations. With full access to all generations. This is version 3.8 which has several improvements, including the ability to delete an individual generation.  Check out the users guide.
08/02/2016New PDSEGEN. An ISPF dialog to Browse,Edit,View,Compare,Copy,Mail a PDSE Version 2 with generations. With full access to all generations. This is version 3.7 which has a new change command and several other improvements.  Check out the users guide.

OMVSPAX (XMIT format) is a set of 3 ISPF dialogs to use pax to backup and restore an omvs directory using pax and to list the backup pax z/os dataset. Updated.
07/31/2016Update to PLPISPF with several minor improvements.
07/29/2016New PDSEGEN. An ISPF dialog to Browse,Edit,View,Compare,Copy,Mail a PDSE Version 2 with generations. With full access to all generations. This is version 3.6 which has a new FIND and INFO commands and several other improvements.  Check out the users guide.

` has been updated to support TLS (Secure FTP) connections.

New tool MGEN (in TSO XMIT format) is a small REXX utility (command or function) to return the current system maximun generations enabled (MAXGENS_LIMIT).

OMVSPAX (XMIT format) is a set of 3 ISPF dialogs to use pax to backup and restore an omvs directory using pax and to list the backup pax z/os dataset. Updated.
07/22/2016New PDSEGEN. An ISPF dialog to Browse,Edit,View,Compare,Copy,Mail a PDSE Version 2 with generations. With full access to all generations. This is version 3.3 which has several minor enhancements.  Check out the users guide.
07/22/2016New PDSEGEN. An ISPF dialog to Browse,Edit,View,Compare,Copy,Mail a PDSE Version 2 with generations. With full access to all generations. This is version 3.2 which has several fixes to backup/restore and a users guide.
07/20/2016New PDSEGEN. An ISPF dialog to Browse,Edit,View,Compare,Copy,Mail a PDSE Version 2 with generations. With full access to all generations. This is version 3.1 which has several fixes to backup/restore and a users guide.
07/19/2016New PDSEGEN. An ISPF dialog to Browse,Edit,View,Compare,Copy,Mail a PDSE Version 2 with generations. With full access to all generations. This is version 3.0 which has several significant updates including Backup and Restore.
07/16/2016New PDSEGEN. An ISPF dialog to Browse,Edit,View,Compare,Copy,Mail a PDSE Version 2 with generations. With full access to all generations. This is version 2.9 which has several minor updates.

OMVSCMD (XMIT format) is a ISPF dialog to issue omvs commands and then browse the results.
07/08/2016New PDSEGEN. An ISPF dialog to Browse,Edit,View,Compare,Copy,Mail a PDSE Version 2 with generations. With full access to all generations. This is version 2.8 which has several minor updates.

A new OMVS related tool (see the $DOC member after uploading and doing a TSO RECEIVE for more information on each):

OMVSPAX (XMIT format) is a set of 3 ISPF dialogs to use pax to backup and restore an omvs directory using pax and to list the backup pax z/os dataset.

OMVSMAN (XMIT format) is a ISPF dialog, best implemented as an ISPF command, to view omvs man pages.
07/02/2016New PDSEGEN. An ISPF dialog to Browse,Edit,View,Compare,Copy,Mail a PDSE Version 2 with generations. With full access to all generations. This is version 2.7 which has several minor updates.

Several OMVS related tools (see the $DOC member after uploading and doing a TSO RECEIVE for more information on each):

OMVSLOG (XMIT format) is a generalized omvs log file ispf dialog viewer. Requires customization to point to the log file location and z/OS archive log file hlq.

LOGARCH (XMIT format) is a generalized omvs log file archival tool to archive the log file to a z/OS dataset. Works in conjunction with cron for the timing.

TRMDSTAT (XMIT format) is an ISPF dialog that simplifies using the trmdstat omvs command.
06/24/2016New PDSEGEN. An ISPF dialog to Browse,Edit,View,Compare,Copy,Mail a PDSE Version 2 with generations. With full access to all generations. This is version 2.6 which has been updated so that the COPY routine can be run in batch.
06/22/2016New PDSEGEN. An ISPF dialog to Browse,Edit,View,Compare,Copy,Mail a PDSE Version 2 with generations. With full access to all generations. This is version 2.2 which includes a rexx function (pdsegeni) to return information quickly about the member (thanks to Greg Price for this routine).
06/17/2016Update to FASTPATH - minor bug fix

Update to zFSTOOLS - minor cosmetic

New PDSEGEN. An ISPF dialog to Browse,Edit,View,Compare,Copy,Mail a PDSE Version 2 with generations. With full access to all generations. This uses ISPF services to find/work with generations so it isn't the fastest but it does work.
06/02/2016Update to XMITIP version 16.06 with a minor update.
06/07/2016Update to XMITIP version 16.04 to include the updated TXT2RTF which is also available separately.

Update to TXT2RTF with a minor improvement.
05/31/2016Update to XMITIP version 16.04. View changes to see the updates. Key change is to enable a default mail format (default is HTML).

Update to News - clean up the XALL to mark all unread and new News items as ignored.

Update to TXT2CSV with a minor improvement.
05/28/2016Update to XMITIP version 16.03. View changes to see the updates. Key change is to enable a default mail format (default is HTML).

Update to PLPISPF with many updates and improvements.

Update to FASTPATH with some cleanup and improvements.

Update to PRMCK.

Update to LOADISPF to fix a minor bug.

Addition of LSTPROC3 - a version of LSTPROC to support JES3.

Update to TSOTRAP with new command options (-E edit and -B browse)

Update to NEWS - an ISPF News dialog.

Addition of ZFSTOOLS - an ISPF dialog to assist in managing zFS filesystems

Addition of zSTART - an ISPF dialog to create/update the ZSTART ISPF variable.

Update to FTPBatch with cleanup of the generated JCL (thank you Bill Smith)

Addition of VCURSOR - an updated version of Doug Nadel's code with minor improvements.

Addition of VB2FB - an ISPF dialog to copy from FB to VB and VB to FB with truncation warning and sequence number corrections.

Added IEBPDSE - an ISPF dialog to invoke IBM's IEBPDSE utility.
12/28/2015Update to XMITIP version 15.12 (version if year and month of update so December 2015) to support  STARTTLS keyword in e-mail for a secure e-mail connection if using a SMTP server that supports it (e.g. CSSMTP, Sendmail).

Update to SDSFEXT to version 1.20 thanks to Bill Smith with many useful updates.
04/30/2015Update to LPRPRINT to add the lprcopy (copy count) variable to the ISPF profile pool (thanks to Peter Giles)

10/01/2010

XMITIP version 10.10 with an update to correct a minor bug in removing nulls from text attachments which inadvertently converted x'F0F0' to x'F4F4' in rare situations.

09/17/2010

Update of TXT2CSV version 0.05 (Text to CSV). Very minor update to remove a bug I accidentally introduced in 0.04

08/24/2010

Update of TXT2CSV version 0.04 (Text to CSV). Now includes support for an * to define column locations, the ability to specify a character other than a , for the separator, and support to run under z/VM.

08/11/2010

PRMCK has been updated with a minor update thanks to Willy Jensen to resolve an issue with APF DSNames that end with a period.

08/07/2010

XMITIP version 10.08  See the history page for updates.

LSTPROC updated to 2.8 to change the #PROC.. to $PROC.. to enable use with the Spanish code page.

07/14/2010

TXT2RTF updated to version 1.12. The same level as included in the XMITIP package.

07/09/2010

XMITIP version 10.07 now posted with new minor updates and cleanup and a big FIX for use with z/OS 1.11 CSSMTP Server. See the history page for updates. Minor updates to the users guide and the installation guide.

05/13/2010

XMITIP version 10.05 now posted with new minor updates and cleanup. See the history page for updates. Including the source for UDSMTP.

CAVXTRT updated to support CA-View 11.x.

01/30/2010

XMITIP version 10.01 now posted with new minor updates and cleanup. See the history page for updates.  

12/03/2009

XMITIP version 09.12 now posted with new minor updates and cleanup. See the history page for updates.  

12/02/2009

Update to Leland Lucius' TXT2PDF with an update to resolve an issue with draw_string

10/13/2009

Update to LSTPROC version 2.7 with minor updates by Hartmut.

07/10/2009

Update to FTPBatch to version 1.223 with an update to support HFS files as input in lower case and a longer input (scrollable) field on the ISPF panel (thanks to Rick Turnbull)

05/27/2009

Update to Leland Lucius' TXT2PDF with an update from Paul Gilmartin to enable using it under OMVS.

05/22/2009

Update to TXT2PDF from Leland. This is probably his last update. Many changes. Updated user guide as well.

03/17/2009

XMITIP version 09.03 now posted with new minor updates and cleanup. See the history page for updates.

02/18/2009

Update to FTPBatch to version 1.222 with an update to detect additional failures on the remote submission.

02/10/2009

Update to FTPBatch to version 1.221 with a minor update to the ISPF dialog for large files

02/09/2009

XMITIP version 09.02a now posted with new minor updates and cleanup. See the history page for updates.

02/03/2008

Update of TXT2CSV version 0.03 (Text to CSV)

01/29/2009

Update to FTPBatch to version 1.220 with a minor update to improve PDSE support

01/14/2009

XMITIP version 09.01 now posted with minor updates and cleanup. See the history page for updates.