Editing a File Using FILELIST

You know that to get a copy of a file on your screen, you use an XEDIT command. You can type an XEDIT command on the FILELIST screen, next to the large arrow at the bottom of the screen. Then press Enter. An easier way is to:
  • Move the cursor to the line describing the file you want to edit.
  • Press PF11 (which is set to the XEDIT command).

This does exactly what entering an XEDIT command does. The file appears on the screen, replacing the FILELIST display.

When you are finished editing the file and enter FILE or QUIT, the FILELIST display returns to the screen. The cursor remains on the line that describes the file you just edited, and an asterisk (*) appears in the Cmd space (next to the file name). This is just to remind you that you did something with this file. It does not prevent you from working with this file again.

To create a file, you type an XEDIT command (XEDIT filename filetype) on the command line next to the large arrow at the bottom of the FILELIST display. Then press Enter. When you are finished creating the file and enter a FILE command, the FILELIST display returns.

Your new file will not appear in the list until you press PF2. PF2 is set to the refresh function. This means that the list is refreshed with new information.