Printing HFS files

You can print HFS files in the same way that you print z/OSĀ® files and as described in Printing from Z Data Tools.

A printed file can be interpreted as text or binary files. If the Binary mode option is not selected, text mode is assumed and records are determined by delimiters. If you select the Binary mode option, the records are determined by record size defined in reclen, or by the default, 80 bytes.

If you specify a path to the HFS directory as the input file, Z Data Tools displays the directory list. You can select one or more HFS files for printing. If you select a subdirectory, Z Data Tools displays a new list, allowing selection on the next level. To return to the previous list, press the Exit function key (F3). In this way, you can navigate through the directories and choose the files to be displayed.

To display a pop-up window with the absolute path name (including the complete file name, which may be shortened on the list), position the cursor against the file name and pressing Enter. If the directory is specified in batch, all regular files from this directory, but not from sub-directories, are printed.

The printed output does not differ significantly from the output produced when you print data sets. The only difference is "file" used instead of "data set".