Navigator for i Enhancements

Navigator for i has had many enhancements over several years. IBM has not been the best at documenting the details of these enhancements; often the only place the details could be found would be in PTF cover letters. For example, if you review the PTF cover letter of the IBM Navigator for i service pack update SI47573, you will find the details of functions delivered in later 2012.

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Display File Usage Information

Did you know that you can display file usage information for files stored in the Integrated File System? And that this usage information includes the details about jobs that are using a file? Or that you can display file system objects for a job? This has been part of the operating system for many releases (it was introduced in 5.2!), but I think it is a very little-known and seldom-used capability.

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New Navigator for i Service Packs

If you’re on IBM i 6.1 and have not yet started to use IBM Navigator for i, there’s never been a better time to start using it! With the recently released Service Pack 8 PTFs (SI42186, SI42187, SI42188), you’ll find many new enhancements that were previously available only in 7.1.

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