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PATH parameter

z/OS MVS JCL Reference

Parameter type: Keyword, optional — use this parameter only with a UNIX file.

Purpose: Use the PATH parameter to specify the name of the UNIX file.

Reference: For information on UNIX files, see z/OS UNIX System Services User's Guide.

Note: Allocation verifies the validity of the pathname. However, there is no ENQ or locking of the pathname, so it is possible to modify a pathname component, even in an asynchronous process. Doing this may cause errors in OPEN or unexpected results with no errors reported.

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