|Table of Contents|
|Qshell for iSeries|
|Chapter 1||-||Introduction to Qshell|
|Chapter 2||-||Running Qshell|
|Chapter 3||-||The EDTF Text Editor|
|Chapter 5||-||Parameters and Variables, Defined|
|Chapter 6||-||Using Parameters and Variables|
|Chapter 7||-||The Exit Status and Decision-Making|
|Chapter 8||-||Additional Control Structures|
|Chapter 9||-||The Integrated File System|
|Chapter 10||-||Input and Output|
|Chapter 11||-||Command-Line Arguments|
|Chapter 14||-||Path-Name Expansion|
|Chapter 15||-||Scripts”Debugging, Signals, and Traps|
|Chapter 16||-||Archives and Compression|
|Chapter 19||-||Writing Programs for Qshell|
|Chapter 20||-||Accessing OS/400-Specific Objects|
|Chapter 21||-||Application Development Tools|
|Chapter 22||-||The Perl Utility|
|Chapter 23||-||Java Development Tools|
|Chapter 24||-||C and C++ Development Tools|
|Appendix A||-||Summary of Changes by Release|
|Appendix B||-||Qshell versus DOS|
|Appendix C||-||Qshell and CL Commands for the IFS|
|List of Figures|
|List of Tables|
Sometimes you hit a home run with a computer software book. This one is it. You don t have much choice when it comes to Qshell documentation, but finally, it doesn t matter.
Not only will you learn Qshell in a manner easier than you can with the Qshel manual, you ll find things IBM never documented there. Qshell is a great program, but it will do much more for you than IBM will tell you, and this book gives you the scoop on that inside information.
The information gleaned here will also be largely applicable to the shells for Linux and Unix, so programmers not familiar with those platforms will find those shells much easier to learn after learning Qshell. And leveraging your knowledge is what employee value is all about.
Ted Holt and IBMer Fred Kulack take you through Qshell and show you the ins and outs with more examples than you can imagine. Further, the book is written for people who will be using modern languages like C and Java as well as those who are more comfortable with DDS, CL and RPG. So whatever your angle on the iSeries is, this book is what you ve been looking for.
This incredible Qshell resource will teach you:
About the Authors
Ted Holt has worked within the information industry since 1981, primarily with IBM midrange computers. His industry experience includes the fields of manufacturing, healthcare, education, retail, and wholesale. He holds a master s degree in computer science and has taught in community colleges, universities, and vocational/technical schools .
Ted is the author of several books on programming topics including Open Query File Magic, Complete CL, Power CL, and The MC Press Desktop Encyclopedia of Tips, Techniques, and Programming Practices for iSeries and AS/400. He is also a frequent contributor to several magazines.
Fred A. Kulack began working for IBM during a college internship in Rochester, MN and worked testing TCP/IP sockets and a user level threads implementation. After graduation for Winona State University in 1993, Fred continued working at IBM, implementing portions of many of the UNIX type API components on the iSeries.
Fred also worked on the team that developed the Qshell interpreter. Fred continued his career at IBM, focusing on Java and J2EE technologies like JDBC, the Java Transaction API and WebSphere. Fred now helps large IBM business partners with architecture, porting, and performance related to the C, C++, Java and J2EE applications.