OLV command

The OLV command shortcut displays a temporary OLIST of selected volume data sets.


Read syntax diagramSkip visual syntax diagram OLVtoc VOLpat,DSNpat


The volume serial of a disk pack or pattern mask.
The name of a data set or pattern mask.

Usage notes

  • If no operand is specified, a prompt menu is displayed for entering the pattern to populate into the OLIST.
  • You can enter OLV at any time from any panel.
  • You can search the dataset names in the VTOC of each target volume and the dataset names do not have to be cataloged.
  • You can further modify object names directly in the OLIST or by entering a standard EDIT session via the UPD main command.
  • You can use OLV in an object oriented Point-and-Shoot fashion, by pointing the cursor at any delimited character string instead of typing the VOLpat argument.


Displays a temporary OLIST of all data sets residing on volume SYSRES.
Displays a temporary OLIST of all data sets, residing on volume serials beginning with SCLM, which have names with a high-level qualifier beginning with ISP and ending with PLIB.