On Linux I can use “ls D” and tab, and it lists Documents/ and Downloads/ . If I type “ls Doc” and press tab it uses autocomplete to give “ls Documents/”. This is a great way to save you typing.
I’ve just found the same function for z/OS. It has been in the product since at least 2004!
- Set up a pf key to be AUTOTYPE ( type KEYS on the command line) I set PF6 to this
- Go to ISPF 3.4 and type the start of a data set, for example COLIN.
- press PF6, it gives me COLIN.JCL, press PF6 again, it gives me COLIN.MP1B.JCL
Of course you could always type COLIN.* and press enter, then tab down the list. But I thought AUTOTYPE was pretty neat.
Setting PF Keys 13 to 24
When I went to set my PF key, I found all 12 keys were allocated. How do I set keys 13 to 24?
If you use PFSHOW TAILOR it allows you to use 12 or 24 keys, and to control what is displayed.
I have my terminal emulator set up so shift PF5 is PF17, and so I set PF17 to AUTOTYPE.