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Package Description.

















Package name LOOKALL
Title Probably the best XEDIT-based search engine you will find.
Version 1.31
Updated 99/12/14
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
HELPCMS
Documentation provided
in file
HELPCMS
Abstract Use XEDIT LOCATE syntax to search many files. Present a list of the files containing the target and then XEDIT each file in turn. GLOBAL CHANGE macro included. Now with MULTIPLE TARGET capability.

Package Content within the VMARC file.

      LOOKALL  LICENSE  * License instructions for the VM DownLoad Library.
      LOOKALL  EXEC     * The driver exec
      LOOKALL  HELPCMS  *
      XSEARCH  EXEC     * Another driver exec
      XLOOKASC XEDIT    *
      XLOOKASC HELPXEDI *
      $LOOKALL XEDIT    *
      XLOOKALL XEDIT    *
      BRWSLOOK XEDIT    *
      $LOOKA$  XEDIT    *
      LOOKAFL  XEDIT    *
      SETBRWSE XEDIT    *
      COLORPRO XEDIT    *
      $SFL$    XEDIT    * Part of SFL PACKAGE.
*                          MUST be dated 14 December 1993 or later.
      GBLCHGE  XEDIT    * Global change macro. Invoke from within the
*                          list of files built by LOOKALL or XSEARCH.
*
      BRWSKEYS XEDIT    * <-- MAY need to be customised to your local
*                              XEDIT environment. For example, a number
*                              of synonyms and macros are assigned to
*                              PFKeys and you may not have these.
*                              The basic function will work OK if you
*                              leave it as is.
*
* Nice to have ( NOT DEPENDENCIES )....
*
*     SEE      PACKAGE    From VMTOOLS   ( For intelligent searching of
*                                          'item' files such as NOTEBOOKs
*                                          or OFSLOGfl etc. )
*     DESCRIBE PACKAGE    From VMTOOLS   ( Used by BRWSKEYS )
*     PUTVER   PACKAGE    From VMTOOLS   ( Used by LOOKAFL )
*     $SUBSET  PACKAGE    From VMTOOLS   ( Used by XSEARCH )
*     FILELSND PACKAGE    From VMTOOLS   ( Used by BRWSKEYS )
*     OMNIFIND MODULE     From VMTOOLS   ( Helps in linking disks )
*
* New releases....
*
* 1.1  31 Aug 1993
*  Added NOTFOUND option.
*  Changed....
*     LOOKALL  EXEC
*     LOOKALL  HELPCMS
*     $LOOKALL XEDIT
*     $LOOKA$  XEDIT
*     XLOOKALL XEDIT
*     BRWSLOOK XEDIT
*     XLOOKASC XEDIT
*     MSEARCH  HELPCMS
*     MSEARCH  MESSAGES
*     MSEARCH  SCREENS
*     $MSEARCH XEDIT
*     BRWSKEYS XEDIT
*
* 1.2  09 Sep 1993
*  Improved the FILELIST option. It now ignores an '*' in column 1 of
*  input file.
*  Changed....
*     $LOOKALL XEDIT
*
* 1.3  23 Sep 1993
*  Set '=' command to 'COMMAND LOCATE target' when looking at file.
*  Added usage stats. Minor correction to help description.
*  Minor changes for improved performance.
*  Changed....
*     LOOKALL  HELPCMS
*     XLOOKALL XEDIT
*     LOOKAFL  XEDIT
*     BRWSLOOK XEDIT
*     $LOOKALL XEDIT
*     MSEARCH  EXEC
*     MSEARCH  HELPCMS
*     $MSEARCH XEDIT
*
* 1.4  30 Sep 1993
*  Changes to accommodate SRCHDOCS PACKAGE.
*     $MSEARCH XEDIT
*
* 1.5  25 Oct 1993
*  Clear stack before COMMAND READ.
*     XLOOKASC XEDIT
*
* 1.6  12 Nov 1993
*  Minor code improvement.
*  Reset FILELIST when returning to screen 5 in MSEARCH.
*  Added ability to specify a list of files to be built dynamically.
*     $LOOKALL XEDIT
*     MSEARCH  EXEC
*     MSEARCH  HELPCMS
*     $SFL$    XEDIT
*
* 1.7  16 Nov 1993
*  Added a message to MSEARCH EXEC.
*     MSEARCH  EXEC
*
* 1.8  16 Nov 1993
*  Fixed a message in MSEARCH EXEC.
*     MSEARCH  EXEC
*     MSEARCH  MESSAGES
*
* 1.9  22 Nov 1993
*  Allow to create a filelist of files found.
*  Added ability to search 'item' files intelligently.
*     MSEARCH  EXEC
*     MSEARCH  HELPCMS
*     MSEARCH  MESSAGES
*     MSEARCH  SCREENS
*
* 1.10 24 Nov 1993
*  MSEARCH is now a separate package in its own right.
*  Handle LINEND character properly.
*  Fixed some return codes.
*  Added NOTFOUND option to MSEARCH.
*     MSEARCH  EXEC
*     MSEARCH  MESSAGES
*     MSEARCH  HELPCMS
*     $MSEARCH XEDIT
*     LOOKALL  EXEC
*     $LOOKALL XEDIT
*     $LOOKA$  XEDIT
*     XLOOKALL XEDIT
*     GBLCHGE  XEDIT
*     $GBLCHGE XEDIT
*     LOOKALL  READ-ME
*
* 1.11 26 Nov 1993
*  Fixed a spurious message.
*     XLOOKALL XEDIT
*
* 1.12 14 Dec 1993
*  New function added.
*     LOOKALL  EXEC
*     LOOKALL  HELPCMS
*     $LOOKALL XEDIT
*     $LOOKA$  XEDIT
*     $SFL$    XEDIT was added to the package.
*
* 1.13 15 Dec 1993
*  Fixed CP TERM commands.
*     LOOKALL  EXEC
*
* 1.14 17 Dec 1993
*  Added  multiple target  capability.  Added the  DISKS option.  Dynamic
*  setting  of  FileMode.  Improved front-end  screen  menu.  Intelligent
*  searching of 'item' files.
*     LOOKALL  EXEC
*     LOOKALL  HELPCMS
*     $LOOKALL XEDIT
*     $LOOKA$  XEDIT
*     XSEARCH  EXEC
*     XLOOKASC XEDIT
*     XLOOKASC HELPXEDI
*
* 1.15 05 Jan 1994
*  Clear stack at exit. Other minor fixes.
*     LOOKALL  EXEC
*     LOOKALL  HELPCMS
*     $LOOKALL XEDIT
*     $LOOKA$  XEDIT
*
* 1.16 13 Jan 1994
*  Fix DATE calculation. Clear stack after XEDIT.
*     $LOOKALL XEDIT
*     XLOOKALL XEDIT
*
* 1.17 20 Jan 1994
*  Fix parsing of data returned by OMNIFIND.
*     $LOOKALL XEDIT
*
* 1.18 08 Apr 1994
*  Handle COMPUSRV files plus various minor improvements.
*  Made UPPER CASE fileids the default on the menu screen. Mixed Case is
*  a selectable option. Added MIXED option.
*  Added APPEND, REPLACE, NEW and PAUSE options to control allocation of
*  the results data file.
*  Added the NODISPLAY option.
*  SEE PACKAGE is now a 'nice to have' rather than a dependency.
*  Fixed a message in LOOKAFL XEDIT.
*     LOOKALL  EXEC
*     LOOKALL  HELPCMS
*     $LOOKALL XEDIT
*     $LOOKA$  XEDIT
*     XLOOKALL XEDIT
*     LOOKAFL  XEDIT
*     XLOOKASC XEDIT
*     XLOOKASC HELPXEDI
*
* 1.19 13 Apr 1994
*  Allow "LOOKALL fn ft fm" with no target specified. Previously this
*  defaulted to the screen menu.
*     LOOKALL  EXEC
*     LOOKALL  HELPCMS
*
* 1.20 14 Apr 1994
*  Fixed PFKey description line in XLOOKASC XEDIT.
*     XLOOKASC XEDIT
*
* 1.21 04 May 1994
*  Added the FROM, FOR & SHOW option commands. Minor tidy up.
*  Default options can now be set in GLOBALV, see HELPCMS.
*  Exclude forum header from search by default.
*     LOOKALL  HELPCMS
*     $LOOKALL XEDIT
*     $LOOKA$  XEDIT
*     $SEEMSG$ XEDIT
*     XLOOKASC XEDIT
*     XLOOKASC HELPXEDI
*
* 1.22 16 Jun 1994
*  Expanded DATE capability. Fixed a message in LOOKALL EXEC.
*     LOOKALL  EXEC
*     LOOKALL  HELPCMS
*     $LOOKALL XEDIT
*     $LOOKA$  XEDIT
*
* 1.23 20 Jun 1994
*  Date discrimination can be on any type of file.
*     LOOKALL  HELPCMS
*     $LOOKALL XEDIT
*     $LOOKA$  XEDIT
*
* 1.24 21 Jun 1994
*  Minor tidy up.
*     $LOOKALL XEDIT
*
* 1.25 01 Jul 1994
*  Added XLIST option.
*     LOOKALL  HELPCMS
*     XLOOKASC HELPXEDI
*     $LOOKALL XEDIT
*
* 1.26 11 Jul 1994
*  Tidied up handling of FORA type files. Added FTYPE option.
*     LOOKALL  EXEC
*     LOOKALL  HELPCMS
*     $LOOKALL XEDIT
*     $LOOKA$  XEDIT
*     XLOOKASC HELPXEDI
*
* 1.27 20 Jul 1994
*  Removed an unecessary message.
*  Fixed a minor problem in dynamic filemode allocation.
*  Expanded capability of XEDIT option.
*     LOOKALL  EXEC
*     LOOKALL  HELPCMS
*     $LOOKALL XEDIT
*     $LOOKA$  XEDIT
*     XLOOKASC HELPXEDI
*
* 1.28 15 May 1997
*  When XSEARCH EXEC was used the target was not imbedded in the
*  results file, causing the subsequent file display to report "target
*  not found.
*     $LOOKA$  XEDIT
*
* 1.29 24 Feb 1998
*  Made DATE option Year 2000 compliant.
*     $LOOKALL XEDIT
*     $LOOKA$  XEDIT
*
* 1.30 10 Mar 1998
*  DATE fix of 1.29 did not work on VM release which did not support
*  QUERY DATEFORMAT command.
*     $LOOKALL XEDIT