Accessing the Data Set Commander TSO shell

To access the TSO shell, use option 6 (COMMAND) from the ISPF main menu or enter TSO on the command line. The displayed panel has two areas:

  • The command area where you enter your commands.
  • The history command list area which lists up to 999 commands issued, or the permanent command list area which allows up to 999 entered commands. You can use the permanent area for any command that is frequently issued.

The history and permanent lists are numbered. Instead of entering a command, you can enter its number on the command area. All history command lists and permanent command lists can be edited, browsed, saved, and restored from a persistent table library.