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IBM WebSphere® Application Server for Distributed Platforms and z/OS®: An Administrator’s Guide by Alan Beaubien, Yu Tang, Mike Casile, Michel Betancourt, Thomas Gissel, Mihaela Herescu, Dipak Patel, Keith McGuinnes, Radhike Iyer, Kyle Miller, Dave Draeger, Mike Everett, Ann Black

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Appendix G. Comparison of Common Tasks on z/OS versus Distributed

This appendix explains some of the common differences between similar tasks on z/OS and distributed platforms.

How Actions and Terms on z/OS Compare to Other Platforms

With all computers, you manipulate data, and that data are going to live in some type of file. Using the term file generically, it could include the results of some manipulation appearing in system out, a terminal, or window. You create edit and delete files, regardless of if it is readable or executable (it is still a file of some sort). However, how to go about creating, editing, and deleting varies from operating system to operating system. This appendix will provide a comparison of how these tasks are done on a ...

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