Using directories

HFS files are maintained in directories, which constitute a hierarchical structure, not supported by standard z/OS® data management access methods. However, File Manager allows for specifying a path to a directory (like specifying a PDS library without member).

An HFS directory is displayed in a similar way to a PDS directory. Each entry on the list contains an object name and basic attributes. An entry in the directory can describe another directory. Navigations through the nested lists of entries is supported. The object name may not fit into one line of the list, with only a part of name being displayed. To see the whole name, position the cursor at the name and press Enter to display a pop-up window showing the absolute path name. For the copy operation, the pop-up window also allows you to specify the target file or a PDS member name (if copying to a PDS library).