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From Les Paton (InterNet les_paton@uk.ibm.com) <=== Comments, questions, observations.

Latest news at 14:00:52 on 11 Mar 1998.

Fixed a problem in $SEEMSG$ XEDIT macro.

Package Description.

















Package name ITEMACTN
Title Perform various actions on file 'items'.
Version 1.42
Updated 98/02/09
Author Les Paton
Node GNKVM
Userid LPATON
Alternative author Les Paton
Node uk.ibm.com
Userid les_paton
Software requirements Rexx, XEDIT
Operating System VM/ESA, VM/SP
Software language used Rexx
Source code provided,
Y(es) or N(o)
Y
Summary provided
in file
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Documentation provided
in file
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Abstract Some files contain 'items', OFSLOGfl & FORUM for example. Alternatively the user can mark an item ( a block of text ) using the prefix area. Actions can be performed on these items. For example, PRINT,VIEW,SEND,FILE,COPY,DELETE,REPLY,APPEND etc.

Package Content within the VMARC file.

      ITEMACTN LICENSE  * License instructions for the VM DownLoad Library.
      ITEM     EXEC     * Driver exec
      PROFITEM SAMPLE   * Sample PROFILE XEDIT, rename to PROFILE XEDIT
      ITEMEDIT XEDIT    * XEDIT profile
      ITEMACTN XEDIT    * List of actions to be performed
      ITEMPARM XEDIT    * Define the item seperator/divider/delimiter
      ITEM     DIVIDERS * User definable item dividers
      ITEMBOT  XEDIT    * Go to last item in the file
      ITEMTOP  XEDIT    * Go to first item in the file
      ITEMKEYS XEDIT    * Define PFKeys for XEDIT profile
      COPYSCRN XEDIT    * Requires SCRNCOPY PACKAGE
      ITEMSUMM XEDIT    * Summarise the items in the file
      ITEMMENU XEDIT    * Provide action menu from summary display
      ITEMALL  XEDIT    * Reset after summary display
      ITMXPAND XEDIT    * Expand an item in the summary display
      $ITMDVDR XEDIT    * Segregate a specific item in the file
      ITEMCOPY XEDIT    * Copy an item to a work file
      ITEMDEL  XEDIT    * Delete an item from the file
      ITEMMOVE XEDIT    * Move an item to a work file ( copy + delete )
      ITMTEMP  XEDIT    * Put an item into a temporary file
      PREFACTN XEDIT    * Action menu from prefix invocation ( +/++ )
      PREFITEM XEDIT    * Invoke action menu from prefix ( +/++ )
      MENU     XEDIT    * Invoke action menu from command or prefix
      FORALOC  XEDIT    * XEDIT profile for FORUM/CFORUM files.
      FORAXREF XEDIT    * Cross reference FORUM/CFORUM appends.
      FORAXRET XEDIT    * Return to original append from cross-ref.
      FORARESP XEDIT    * Show all responses to an append.
      FORATREE XEDIT    * Show "tree" of responses to an append.
      ITEMSUBJ XEDIT    * Show all items with subject of current item.
      ITEMFIND XEDIT    * Find an append in a referenced file.
      REFERENC SYNONYMS * List of 'Reference:' synonyms.
      SUBJECT  SYNONYMS * List of 'Subject:' synonyms.
      COLORPRO XEDIT    * Also used by LOOKALL PACKAGE
      CODECHK  XEDIT    * Checks file for TEXT/APL
      ITMPRINT XEDIT    * Print an item
      ITMSEND  XEDIT    * Send an item
      NOTESCRN XEDIT    * Generate a note from item contents
      ICUT     XEDIT    * Save results of ALL or SEE command
      ICUT     HELPXEDI * Help file for ICUT
      $CUT$    XEDIT    * Does work for lots of other macros
      ITMVIEW  XEDIT    * View an item
      XPROOF   XEDIT    * Invoke PROOF
      $PROOFRD XEDIT    * Interface to PROOF
      ITMXICU  XEDIT    * Invoke ICU on an item
      ITMRESND XEDIT    * RESEND an item ( note )
      SETSYN   XEDIT    * Sets XEDIT synonyms
      $SEEMSG$ XEDIT    * Search engine. Part of SEE PACKAGE.
*                       *  MUST be dated 12 Jan 1998 or later.
*
* Dependencies....
*
*     MORE     XEDIT      Part of SELMACS PACKAGE on VMTOOLS.
*     EXTMSG   PACKAGE    From VMTOOLS
*
* Nice to have....
*
*     PUTVER   PACKAGE    From VMTOOLS
*     RESNICK  PACKAGE    From VMTOOLS
*     XICU     PACKAGE    From VMTOOLS
*     FILELSND PACKAGE    From VMTOOLS
*     NOTEXTND PACKAGE    From VMTOOLS
*     SENDXTND PACKAGE    From VMTOOLS
*     PEEKXTND PACKAGE    From VMTOOLS
*     APPEND   PACKAGE    From VMTOOLS
*     PRINTER  PACKAGE    From VMTOOLS ) Or you need to change to provide
*     VIEWER   PACKAGE    From VMTOOLS ) your own means of PRINT & VIEW.
*     CODECHK  PACKAGE    From VMTOOLS
*     SCRNCOPY PACKAGE    From VMTOOLS
*     ADDNAME  PACKAGE    From VMTOOLS
*
* Notes....
*
*  If you add the following prefix synonym to your
*  PROFILE XEDIT, you may use + for specifying line(s).
*            SET PREFIX SYNONYM + PREFITEM
*  You may specify n+, +n, +-n or + to define line/lines.
*  If you add the following prefix synonym to your
*  profile, you may also use ++ for specifying blocks:
*            SET PREFIX SYNONYM ++ PREFITEM

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