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IBM 270 A/S400 stuck in syssav

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Hi, I have an older model 270 IBM A/S400 that I'm trying to teach myself how to use.  I'm the only user and not many services running on it yet. I started my first system save (save 21) and I'm now stuck in the save parameters screen with a message waiting to answer.  The screen appears locked so my question is, how do I get to the dspmsg screen to see what is going on and answer any messages holding up my job?  thanks
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by:_b_h
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You need to use the system request function.
If the console is a PC, press shift and ESC together.  A line will appear across the bottom of the screen. Type 6 and press enter to see the qsysopr message queue and answer the message.

Hope this helps!
Barry
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by:valmatic
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Hi Barry,  It's a dumb terminal I'm using as my system console.  I don't have an ESC key.
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On a terminal, there is a key labelled like Attn SysRq, upper left corner of the keyboard.
Shift and that key should give you the line as above.

Barry
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by:valmatic
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Barry,  thank you thank you thank you...  :)   What does the 6 mean anyway?  Is it just a hot key for dspmsg or is it more than that?  Also, is there a good document listing these key commands?

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yw....if you press enter after the line appears, you will get a menu of the available options. Option 6 is to display the system operator message queue. Equally useful is option 3 to display the current job to access its job log, open files, spooled files, etc.

Post back any questions!
Barry
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Perfect.  Thanks again... - Easy 500 lol.
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by:Gary Patterson
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For what is an otherwise user-friendly machine, that little procedure is not exactly intuitive, is it?

- Gary
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