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Low-cost utilities for MVS and equivalent systems.


RHO FilePlus

This utility truly is a Swiss Army Knife in the TSO environment. It combines the functions of many standard system utilities, presenting them with a common command set and a consistent interface. These are some of the things that RHO FilePlus can do...

  • COMPARE whole files, selected members of PDSs or specific records of either.
  • COPY one file to another, or one PDS member to a flat file or PDS.
  • PRINT selected records, either to screen or SYSOUT.
  • SORT files or the content of a PDS member.
  • UPDATE VSAM files or PDS members.

These are not just basic functions. Each can be combined with a set of operands that make the product simple yet incredibly powerful.
Some of the features are...

  • The ability to specify searches using complex boolean expressions. Conditions can even be named and stored for later use.
  • Allowing the user to name fields and refer to them by name, rather than position and length.
  • The ability to modify data, both conditionally and unconditionally. This is done during COPY, SORT and UPDATE processes.
  • Provision for reformatting data. Records can be rearranged and data types converted, say to convert binary data to display.
  • The displayed or printed output can be shown in a number of formats, including a special mode called MIXED, where FilePlus determines whether to display hex or normal characters according to their value and that of surrounding data.

For pricing and availability for your operating system, please contact us.