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PH07486: Liberty generic MODIFY HELP output is too verbose

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When a user requests help from Liberty using the MODIFY
    BBGZSRV,HELP command at the z/OS console, the output is very
    long and describes every possible option for every possible
    command.  The list of possible commands has grown so large
    that the output is not usable.  It would be more helpful if
    the generic HELP command could display a summary of the
    various other commands, and then HELP could be requested on
    those sub-commands to get more information about how to use
    the sub-command.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server Liberty for z/OS                     *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: The output generated by the Liberty     *
    *                      MODIFY HELP command is too verbose      *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    The MODIFY HELP command gives information about how to use the
    various MODIFY commands provided by Liberty.  Over time the list
    of MODIFY commands has grown to the point that the HELP display
    cannot show all of the commands and their syntax in a useable
    way.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The MODIFY HELP output was changed to provide a short syntax and
    summary of each available MODIFY command.  A HELP option was
    added to each MODIFY command, which will display the full list
    of options and help for that specific command.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in fix
    pack 19.0.0.1.  Please refer to the Recommended Updates page for
    delivery information:
    http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&uid=swg27004980
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PH07486

  • Reported component name

    LIBERTY PROF -

  • Reported component ID

    5655W6514

  • Reported release

    CD0

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2019-01-18

  • Closed date

    2019-01-18

  • Last modified date

    2019-01-18

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    LIBERTY PROF -

  • Fixed component ID

    5655W6514

Applicable component levels

  • RCD0 PSY

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Document Information

Modified date:
14 December 2020