CL command keyword abbreviations

Each command parameter has a keyword name associated with it. The keyword name can be up to 10 characters.

Keyword names do not follow the same style as command names in that they do not necessarily begin with a command verb. Where possible, use a single word or abbreviation. For example, common keyword names in CL commands include OBJ (Object), LIB (Library), TYPE, OPTION, TEXT, and AUT (Authority).

Construct a keyword name whenever using more than a single word or abbreviation to describe the parameter. Construct the keyword name by using a combination of standard command abbreviations and short unabbreviated words. For example, OBJTYPE is a common keyword name which combines the abbreviation 'OBJ' with the short word 'TYPE'.

The two primary goals for keyword names are to be recognizable and to be consistent between commands that provide the same function. Use of simple words and standard abbreviations helps to make the keyword names recognizable.

The following table contains a list of abbreviations that are used in CL command parameter keyword names.

Keyword Abbreviation Meaning
A (suffix) attributes, activity, address
ABS abstract, absolute
ABN abnormal
AC autocall
ACC access, access code
ACCMTH access method
ACG accounting
ACK acknowledge, acknowledgement
ACN action
ACP accept
ACQ acquire
ACSE association control service element
ACT active, activate, activation, activity, action
ACTSNBU activate switched network backup
ADDR (or ADR) address
ADJ adjacent, adjust
ADL additional
ADM administration, Application Development Manager
ADMD administration domain
ADMDMN administrative domain
ADP adopt, adaptive
ADPT adapter
ADR (or ADDR) address
ADRLST address list
ADV advance
AFN affinity
AGT agent
AIX® AIX operating system
AJE autostart job entry
AFN affinity
AFP advanced function printing
ALC allocate
ALM alarm
ALR alert
ALRD alert description
ALS alias
ALW allow
ALWFWD allow forwarding
ALWPRX allow proxy
ANET adjacent network entity title
ANS answer
ANZ analyze
AP access path
APAR authorized program analysis report
APF advanced printer function
APPP application process
APW advanced print writer
APP application
APPC advanced program-to-program communications
APPN advanced peer-to-peer networking
APY apply
ARA area
ARP address resolution protocol
ASC asynchronous communications
ASCII American National Standard Code for Information Interchange
ASMT assignment
ASN assigned, association
ASP auxiliary storage pool
AST assistance
ASYNC asynchronous
ATD attended
ATN (or ATTN) attention
ATR (or ATTR) attribute
ATTACH attached
ATTN (or ATN) attention key
ATTR (or ATR) attribute
AUD audit, auditing
AUT authority, authorized, authorization, authentication
AUTH authentication
AUTL authorization list
AUTO automatic
AUX auxiliary
AVG average
AVL available
BAL balance
BAS BASIC language, base
BCD barcode, broadcast data
BCH batch
BCKLT backlight
BCKUP (or BKU) backup
BDY boundary
BEX branch extender
BGU business graphics utility
BIN binary
BIO block input/output
BITS data bits
BKP breakpoint
BKT bracket, backout
BKU (or BCKUP) backup
BLDG building
BLK block
BLN blinking cursor
BND binding, bind, bound
BNR banner
BOT bottom
BRK break
BSC binary synchronous communications
BSCEL binary synchronous communications equivalence link
BSP backspace
BUF buffer
C C language
CAB cabinet
CAL calendar
CAP capacity, capture
CB callback
CBL COBOL language
CCD call control data
CCSID coded character set identifier
CCT circuit
CCF credentials cache file
CDE code
CDR call detail records
CFG configuration
CFGL configuration list
CFGLE configuration list entry
CFM confirmation, confirm
CGU character generator utility
CHAR (or CHR) character
CHAP challenge-handshake authentication protocol
CHG change
CHK check
CHKSUM checksum
CHKVOL check volume identifier
CHL channel
CHR (or CHAR) character
CHRSTR character string
CHT chart
CGY category
CIM common information model
CKR checker
CKS checksum
CL control language
CLG catalog
CLN clean, cleaning, cleanup
CLNS connectionless-mode network service
CLNUP (or CLN) cleanup
CLO close
CLR clear
CLS class
CLSF class file
CLT client
CLU cluster
CMD command
CMN communications
CMNE communications entry
CMP compare
CMT commit, commitment, comment
CNG congestion
CNL cancel
CNLMT (or CNNLMT) connection limit
CNN connection
CNNL connection list
CNNLMT connection limit
CNR container
CNS constant
CNT contact
CNTL (or CTL) control
CNTRY country
CNV conversation
COD code
CODPAG code page
CODE code, cooperative development environment
COL column, collect, collection
COM common, community
COMPACT compact, compaction
CON confidential
CONCAT concatenation
COND condition
CONS connection-mode network service
CONTIG contiguous
CONT continue
COS class-of-service
COSD class-of-service description
COSTBYTE cost per byte
COSTCNN cost per connection
COVER cover letter
CP control point
CPB change profile branch, compatibility
CPI characters per inch
CPL complete
CPP C++ language
CPR compressed, compress
CPS call progress signal
CPT component
CPU central processing unit
CPY copy
CPYRGT copyright
CRC cyclic redundancy check
CRDN credentials
CRG charges, charging, cluster resource group
CRL correlation
CRQ change request
CRQD change request description
CRSDMNK cross-domain key
CRT create
CSI communications side information
CSL console
CSR cursor
CST constraint, cost
CTG cartridge
CTL controller, control
CTLD controller description
CTLP control port
CTN contention
CTS clear to send
CTX context
CUR current
CURPWD current password
CVG coverage
CVN conversion
CVR cover
CVT convert, converting
CXT (or CTX) context
CYC cycle
D (suffix) description
DAP directory access protocol
DAT date
DB database
DBCS double-byte character set
DBF database file
DBG debug
DBR database relations
DCE data communications equipment, distributed computing environment
DCL declare
DCP decompress
DCT dictionary
DDI distributed data interface
DDM distributed data management
DDMF distributed data management file
DDS data description specification
DEC decimal
DEGREE parallel processing degree
DEL delivery
DEP dependent
DEPT department
DES data encryption standard
DEST destination
DEV device
DEVD device description
DFN definition, defined
DFR defer
DFT default
DFU data file utility
DIAG dialogue
DIF differences
DIFF differentiated
DIR directory
DKT diskette
DLC deallocate
DLO document library object
DLT delete
DLVRY delivery
DLY delay
DMD demand
DMN domain
DMP dump
DN distinguished name
DOC document
DPR DataPropagator Relational
DRAWER drawers
DRT direct
DRV drive
DSA directory systems agent
DSAP destination service access point
DSB disable, disabled
DSC disconnect
DSK disk
DSP display
DST daylight savings time, dedicated service tools, distribution
DTA data
DTE data terminal equipment
DTL detail
DUP duplicate
DVL development
DWN down
DYN dynamic
E (suffix) entry
EBCDIC extended binary-coded decimal interchange code
ECN explicit congestion notification
EDT edit
EDU education
EIM enterprise identity mapping
EJT eject
ELAN ethernet LAN
ELEM element
ELY early
EML emulate, emulation
ENB enable
ENC encode
ENR enrollment
ENT enter, entries
ENV environment
EOF end of file
EOR end of record
EOV end of volume
ERR error
ESC escape
EST establish, established
ETH ethernet
EVT event
EXC exclude
EXCH exchange
EXD extend, extended
EXEC executive
EXIST existence
EXN extension
EXP expiration, expire
EXPR expression
EXPTIME expired time
EXT extract, extend, extended
F (suffix) file
FAIL failure
Fnn function key 'nn'
FA file attributes
FAX facsimile
FCL facilities
FCN function, functional
FCT forms control table
FCTE forms control table entry
FEA front end application
FEA front end application
FEAT feature
FID file identifier
FIL file
FLD field
FLG flag
FLIB files library
FLR folder
FLW flow
FLV failover
FMA font management aid
FMT format
FNC finance
FNT font
FORMDF form definition
FP focal point
FRAC fraction
FRC force
FRI Friday
FRM from, frame
FRQ frequency
FSC fiscal
FSN file sequence number
FST first
FTAM file transfer, access, and management
FTP file transfer protocol (TCP/IP)
FTR filter
GC garbage collection
GCH garbage collection heap
GDF graphics data file
GDL guideline, guidelines
GEN generate, generation
GID group identifier number
GIV give
GLB global
GNL general
GOVR governor
GPH graph
GRP group
GRT grant
GSS graphics symbol set
GVUP give up
HA high availability
HCP host command processor
HDL (or HNDL) handle
HDR header
HDW hardware
HEX hexadecimal
HFS hierarchical file systems
HLD hold, held
HLL high-level language
HLP help
HLR holder
HNDL (or HDL) handle
HPCP host to printer code page
HPFCS host to printer font character set
HPR high performance routing
HRZ horizontal
HST history, historical
HTML hypertext markup language
HTTP hypertext transfer protocol (TCP/IP)
I (suffix) information, ILE
ICF intersystem communication function
ICV initial chaining value
ID identifier, identification
IDD interactive data definition
IDL idle
IDLC integrated data link control
IDP interchange document profile
IDX index
IE information element
IFC interface
IGC ideographic (double-byte character set)
IGN ignore
IFC interface
ILE Integrated Language Environment®
IMG image
IMMED immediate
IN input
INAC (or INACT) inactivity
INACT (or INAC) inactivity
INC include
INCR incremental
IND indirect
INF information
INFSKR Infoseeker
INH inhibit
INIT initiate
INL initial
INM intermediate
INP input
INPACING inbound pacing
INQ inquiry
INS install
INST instance
INT interactive, integer, internal
INTNET Internet
INTNETA Internet address
INTR intrasystem
INV invitee, inventory, invoke
INZ initialize, initialization
IP Internet protocol
IP6 Internet protocol version 6, IPv6
IPDS Intelligent Printer Data Stream
IPL initial program load
IPX internet packet exchange
ISDN integrated services digital network
ISP internet service provider
IT intermediate text, internal text
ITF interactive terminal facility
ITM item
ITV interval
IW2 IPX WAN version 2 protocol
J (suffix) job
JDFT join default
JE (suffix) job entry
JFLD join field
JORDER join file order
JRN journal
JRNRCV journal receiver
JVA Java™
KBD keyboard
KNW know, knowledge
KPF Kanji printer function
KWD keyword
L (suffix) list
LADN library assigned document name
LAN local area network
LANG (or LNG) language
LBL label
LCL local
LCLE local location entry
LCK lock
LDTIME lead time
LE (suffix) list entry
LEC LAN emulation client
LECS LAN emulation configuration server
LEN length
LES LAN emulation server
LF logical file
LFM logical file member
LFT left
LGL logical
LIB library
LIBL library list
LIC license, licensed, licensed internal code
LIFTM lifetime
LIN line, line description
LMI local management interface
LMT limit
LNG (or LANG) language
LNK link
LNR listener
LOC location
LOD load
LPI lines per inch
LRC longitudinal redundancy check
LRG large
LRSP local response
LSE lease
LST list, last
LTR letter
LUW logical unit of work
LVL level
LWS local workstation
LZYWRT lazy write
M (suffix) member, messages
MAC macro, medium access control
MAINT maintenance
MAJ major
MAP map, manufacturing automation protocol
MAX maximum
MBR member
MBRS members
MCA message channel agent
MCH machine
MDL model
MDM modem
MDTA message data
MED media, medium
MEDI media information
METAFILE metatable file
MFR manufacturer
MFS mounted file system
MGR manager
MGRR manager registration
MGT management
MID middle
MIN minimal, minimize
MLB media library device
MLT multiplier, multiple
MM multimedia
MNG manage
MNT maintenance, mount, mounted
MNU menu
MOD mode, module
MODD mode description
MODLVL modification level
MON monitor, Monday
MOV move
MQM Message Queue Manager
MRG merge
MRK mark
MRT multiple requester terminal
MSF mail server framework
MSG message
MSGS messages
MSGQ message queue
MSR measurement
MSS managed system services
MST master
MTD mounted
MTG meeting
MTU maximum transmission unit
MTH method
MULT (or MLT) multiple
M36 AS/400 Advanced 36 machine
M36CFG AS/400 Advanced 36 machine configuration
N (suffix) name, network
NAM name
NBC non-broadcast
NBR number
NCK nickname
NDE node
NDM normal disconnect mode
NDS NetWare directory services
NEG negative, negotiation
NEP never-ending program
NET network
NFY notify
NGH neighbor
NL network-layer
NLSP NetWare link services protocol
NML namelist
NNAM (or NCK) nickname
NOD node
NODL node list
NORM normal
NOTVLD not valid
NPRD nonproductive
NRM normal, normal response mode
NRZI non-return-to-zero-inverted
NT network termination
NTBD NetBIOS description
NTC notice
NTF NetFinity
NTP network time protocol
NTS Notes
NTW NetWare
NTW3 NetWare 3.12
NUM numeric, number
NWI network interface
NWID network interface description
NWS network server
NWSD network server description
NXT next
OBJ object
OBS observable information
OFC office
OFSET offset
OMT omit
OPN open
OPR operator, operating
OPT option, optical, optimum
ORD order
ORG organization, organizational
ORGUNIT organizational unit
OS operating system
OSDB object store database
OUT output
OVF overflow
OVL overlay
OVR override
OVRFLW overflow
OWN owner, owned
PAD packet assembly/disassembly
PAG page, paginate
PAL product activity log
PARM parameter
PASTHR pass-through
PBL probable
PBX private branch exchange
PC personal computer
PCD PC document
PCL protocol
PCO PC organizer
PCS personal computer support
PCT percent
PCTA personal computer text assist
PCY policy
PDF portable document format
PDG print descriptor group
PDM programming development manager
PDU protocol data unit
PENWTH pen width
PERS personal
PF physical file
PFnn program function key 'nn'
PFD printout format definition
PFM physical file member
PFVLM physical file variable-length member
PFR performance
PFX prefix
PGM program
PGP primary group
PGR pager
PHCP printer to host code page
PHFCS printer to host font character set
PHS phase
PHY physical
PIN personal identification number
PJE prestart job entry
PKA public key algorithm
PKG package
PKT packet
PL presentation-layer
PLC place
PLL poll, polling
PLT plotter
PMN permission
PMP point-to-multipoint
PMT prompt
PND pending
PNL panel
PNT point
POL pool
POLL polled, polling
POP post office protocol (TCP/IP)
PORT port number
POS positive, position
PPP point-to-point protocol
PP preprocessor
PPR paper
PPW page printer writer
PRB problem
PRC procedure, procedural, process, processed
PRD product, productive
PREBLT prebuilt
PRED predecessor
PREEST pre-established
PREF preference, preferred
PREOPR pre-operation
PREREQ prerequisite
PRF profile, profiling
PRI primary
PRJ project
PRL parallel
PRM promote, parameters
PRMD private management domain
PRN parent
PRO proposed
PROC (or PRC) procedure, processing
PROD production
PROP property/properties
PRP prepare, propagate, propagation
PRS personal
PRT print, printer
PRTQ print queue
PRV previous
PRX proxy
PSAP presentation-layer service access point
PSF print services facility
PSN presentation
PSTOPR post-operation
PTC protected, protection, portable transaction computer
PTF program temporary fix
PTH path
PTL partial
PTN partition, partitioning
PTP point-to-point
PTR pointer
PTY priority
PUB public
PUNS punches
PVC permanent virtual circuit
PVD provider
PVT private
PVY privacy
PWD password
PWR power
Q (suffix) queue
QE (suffix) queue entry
QLTY quality
QOS quality of service
QRY query
QST question
QSTDB question-and-answer database
QSTLOD question-and-answer load
QUAL qualifier
RAR route addition resistance
RBD rebuild
RCD record
RCDS records
RCL reclaim
RCMS remote change management server
RCP recipient
RCR recursion, recurs
RCV receive
RCY recovery
RDB relational database
RDN relative distinguished name
RDR reader
RDRE reader entry
REACT reactivation
REASSM reassembly
REC record
RECNN reconnect
RECOMMEND recommendations
REF reference
REINZ reinitialize
REL relations, release
REP representation, representative
REQ (or RQS) required, request, requester
RES resident, resolution
RESYNC resynchronize
RET retention
REX REXX language
RFS refuse, refused
RGS registration
RGT right
RGZ reorganize
RINZ reinitialize
RIP routing information protocol
RJE remote job entry
RJT reject
RLS release
RMD remind, reminder
RMT remote
RMV remove
RNG range
RNM rename
RPG RPG language
RPL replace, replacement
RPT report
RPY reply
RQD required
RQS (or REQ) request, requester
RQT requisite
RRSP remote response
RRT reroute
RSB reassembly
RSC resource, resources
RSL result, resolution
RSM resume
RSP response
RSRC resource
RST restore
RSTD restricted
RTE route
RTG routing
RTL retail
RTM retransmit
RTN return, returned, retransmission
RTR router
RTT rotate
RTV retrieve
RTY retry
RU request unit
RVK revoke
RVS reverse
RWS remote workstation
SAA systems application architecture
SADL saddle
SAP service access point
SAT Saturday
SAV save
SAVF save file
SBM submit, submitted
SBS subsystem
SCD schedule, scheduled
SCH search
SCN screen
SCT sector
SDLC synchronous data link control
SDU service data unit
SEC second, secure, security
SEG segment
SEGMENT segmentation
SEL (or SLT) select, selection
SENSITIV sensitivity
SEP separator
SEQ sequence, sequential
SEV severity
SFW software
SGN sign-on
SHD shadow, shadowing
SHF shift
SHM short hold mode
SHR shared
SHUTD shutdown
SI shift-in
SIG signature, signed
SIGN sign-on
SIZ size
SL session-layer
SLR selector
SLT (or SEL) select, selection
SMAE systems management application entity
SMG systems manager
SMTP simple mail transfer protocol
SMY summary
SNA systems network architecture
SNBU switched network back-up
SND send
SNG single
SNP snap
SNPT SNA pass-through
SNUF SNA upline facility
SO shift-out
SOC sphere of control
SP service processor
SPA spelling aid
SPC space, special
SPD supplied
SPF specific
SPID service provider identifier
SPL spooled, spooling
SPR superseded
SPT support, supported
SPTN support network
SPX sequenced packet exchange
SQL structured query language
SRC source
SRCH (or SCH) search
SRM system resource management
SRQ system request
SRT sort
SRV service
SSAP source service access point, session-layer service access point
SSCP system services control point
SSL secure sockets layer
SSN session
SSND session description
SSP suspend
SST system service tools
STAT statistical data records
STATION convenience station
STC statistics
STD standard
STG storage
STK stack
STM stream
STMF stream file
STMT statement
STN station
STP step
STPL staple
STR start, starting
STS status
STT state, static
STX start-of-text character
SUB substitution, subject
SUBADR subaddress
SUBALC suballocation
SUBDIR subdirectory
SUBFLR subfolder
SUBNET (or SUBN) subnetwork
SUBPGM subprogram
SUBR subroutine
SUBST substitution
SUCC successor
SUN Sunday
SUP suppress, suppression
SURNAM surname
SVC switched virtual circuit
SVR server
SWL stop word list
SWS switches
SWT switch, switched
SWTSET switch setting
SYM symbol, symbolic
SYN syntax
SYNC synchronous, synchronization
SYS system
SYSLIBL system library list
S36 System/36
TAP tape
TAPDEV tape devices
TBL table
TCID transport connection identifier
TCP TCP/IP (transmission control protocol/internet protocol)
TCS telephony connection services
TDC telephony data collector
TDLC twinaxial data link control
TEID terminal endpoint identifier
TEL telephone
TERM terminal
TFR transfer
TGT target
THD thread
THLD threshold
THR through, throughput
THRESH (or THLD) threshold
THRPUT throughput
THS thesaurus
THU Thursday
TIE technical information exchange
TIM time
TIMMRK timemark
TIMO timeout
TIMOUT (or TIMO) timeout
TIMZON time zone
TKN token
TKV takeover
TL transport-layer
TM time
TMN transmission
TMP temporary
TMPL (or TPL) template
TMR timer
TMS transmission
TMT transmit
TNS transaction
TOKN (or TKN) token
TOT total
TPDU transport-layer protocol data unit
TPL template, topology
TPT transport
TRANS transit, transaction
TRC trace
TRG trigger
TRM term
TRN token-ring network, translate
TRNSPY transparency
TRP trap
TRS transit
TRUNC truncate
TSE timeslice end
TSP timestamp
TSAP transport-layer service access point
TSK task
TST test
TUE Tuesday
TWR tower
TXP transport
TXT text
TYP type
T1 transport class 1
T2 transport class 2
T4 transport class 4
UDFS user-defined file system
UDP user datagram protocol
UI user interface, unnumbered information
UID user identifier number
UNC unclassified
UNL unlink
UNPRT unprintable
UNQ unique
UOM unit of measure
UPCE universal product code type E barcode
UPD update
UPG upgrade
URL uniform resource locator
USG usage
USR user
VAL value
VAR variable
VCT virtual circuit
VDSK virtual disk
VER (or VSN) version
VFY verify
VFYPWD verify password
VLD valid, validity, validation
VND vendor
VOL volume
VRF verification
VRT virtual
VRY vary
VSN (or VER) version
VWS virtual workstation
WAN wide area network
WCH watch
WDW window
WED Wednesday
WIN winner
WK week
WNT Windows NT
WP word processing
WRD word
WRK work, working
WRT write
WS workstation
WSC workstation controller
WSCST workstation customization object
WSE workstation entry
WSG workstation gateway (TCP/IP)
WSO workstation object
WTR writer
WTRE writer entry
WTRS writers
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X31 X.31
X400 X.400
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