How to get the package

There are three ways to get a package:

  1. Through your browser
  2. Anonymous ftp
  3. If all else fails,
    • For tools packages, send a note to Bill Schoen ( wjs@us.ibm.com) letting him know what problems you had and he'll be happy to email the package to you.
    • For PDF files (such as presentations), send a note to Henry Gorbsky ( gorbsky@us.ibm.com) letting him know what problems you had and he'll be happy to email the file to you.

We also have some general information on handling a tools package after it has been downloaded.

  Downloading through your browser

In most cases, a package can be downloaded simply by clicking on the package name. If you are prompted whether to "open" or "save" the file, select "save".

Should you have problems downloading a package by clicking on the link, most browsers provide an option that allow you to specifically download the link. Following are the procedures for Netscape and Internet Explorer. (This has not been rigidly tested on all versions of Netscape and Internet Explorer. If you know of variations, or the process for other browsers, please send me a note: Bill Schoen, wjs@us.ibm.com)

Netscape

  1. Right-click on the package name link. A pop-up menu should appear.
  2. Select "Save link as..."

Internet Explorer

  1. Right-click on the package name link. A pop-up menu should appear.
  2. Select "Save target as..."

 

 Anonymous FTP Login

Here's how to use anonymous ftp to get tools and PDF files:

To Login:

  • "ftp" to public.dhe.ibm.com using the ftp command from your workstation's command prompt:
          ftp  public.dhe.ibm.com
    
    When prompted for user, enter "anonymous"

    When prompted for password, enter your email address.

To Download PDF files:

  • Change directory to the PDF directory, enter:
    cd /s390/zos/unix/ftp
    
  • To list PDF files, enter:
          dir
    
  • To download a PDF file, enter:
          binary
          get somefile.pdf
    
    Note: the "binary" command indicates to download the file as a data file and must be specified.

To Download Tools & Toys:

  • Change directory to the tools and toys directory, enter:
          cd /s390/zos/tools
    
  • If you are not familiar with the tools and toys FTP server, download the README.txt file, enter:
          ascii
          get README.txt
    
    The "ascii" command indicates to download the file as a text file. All .txt and .html files (text data) should be downloaded using the ascii option.
  • To list packages in the tools and toys directory, enter:
          dir
    
  • To download a package, change to the directory containing the package, list the directory, "get" the file you want. For example, to get the "Redbook Open Source" package:
          cd  redbook_5944
          dir
          binary
          get 5944-01.binaries.tar.Z.bin
          ascii
          get README.txt
    
    Note: the "binary" command indicates to download the file as a data file and should be used for all packages of type .tar, .pax, .Z, .gz, and bin.
  • For information about how to use downloaded packages, download the HOW-TO.txt file, enter:
          get HOW-TO.txt
    

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