How to stop long running re-display ?
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Today I have a tip related to z/VSE's console support. On the console you may use PF7 (RED) to re-display earlier messages. It is also possible to specify a filter on the VSE command line, before you press PF7 - such as the partition id (BG, F1, ...) or IPL (to display the IPL messages). z/VSE messages are written to the VSE hardcopy file. If you re-display messages, they are retrieved from the VSE hardcopy file.
Sometimes, when you are searching through the VSE Hardcopy File (by specifying a filter before pressing PF7), it may happen that you already see the expected search results on the screen, but searching continues in the background. This may especially happen with large VSE hardcopy files.
In such a situation you may stop searching by using PF6 (CNCL). All console messages which passed the filter so far are still displayed on the z/VSE console.
But how to continue then ? There are two options:
You can find more tips in the z/VSE Hints and Tips book. It can be downloaded here.