Installing the Binary Tar File The binaries were created from a source code install on OS/390 V2R9, so they should work on release 7 or later. These were *not* tested real well. The binary distribtion is also compressed, so after moving it to OS/390 in binary, it can be unwound with the command:
$ pax -rzf 5944-01.binaries.tar.Z.bin Credit A lot of people deserve credit for all this code: GNU, of course, MKS did a lot of work, the redbook team did a lot of work. Greg Smith, Preston Bannister of NSA, Peter Prymmer of Forte, Wayne Johnson, and many IBMers contributed. See the preface of the redbook for a more complete list. Let me know if I've forgotten anyone.
We hope this helps you get your job done!
-- Mike MacIsaac, email@example.com Using the mvs-oe list server
The mvs-oe (MVS Open Edition which is the original project name of z/OS UNIX Systems Services) list server is a great resource. A list server or mail server works via e-mail. You get e-mail when people append to the list and you send an e-mail to the list to append. First you need to subscribe. To do that, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with one line in the body:
You should get a return e-mail in 5-15 minutes asking you to click on a URL. When you click on that URL, you're in. You'll get another confirmation e-mail - save it! It has all kinds of instructions. Then, you can send the same address an e-mail to tailor your subscription. Here are the most useful commands:
set mvs-oe nomail
// to stay subscribed but not get any e-mail
set mvs-oe mail
// to turn e-mail back on
// when you've had enough
set mvs-oe digest
// to get one big e-mail a day
set mvs-oe repro
// to get a copy of your appends.
get mvs-oe log0102
// to get a month worth of appends (Feb 2001)
To append to the list, simply send an e-mail to email@example.com.