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F8 - F9 Retrieve command enhancements



The IBM i command line support for retrieving previously entered commands has been enhanced with two new capabilities with PTF SI70959 (7.4), SI71070 (7.3) and SI71726 (7.2)


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The F9 function key retrieves the last command(s) entered on the command line, in the reverse order that they were entered. Now, you can use the F8 function key to retrieve commands in the opposite direction. In addition to providing this new F8 function on the Command Entry display, the F8 key will also do a reverse retrieve on any UIM panel with a command line where the F8 key is not already defined for some other function. 

New search capability has also been added to the F9 = Retrieve key.  You can type part of a command string followed by an asterisk, and then press the F9 key to search for the last previous command entered that matches the string.  The search is not case sensitive but leading blanks are significant when performing the search.

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Modified date:
30 June 2020