SHOWDSCB reads the DSCB for one or more datasets, then decodes and prints the information.

It is located in File #860 of the CBT tape and is part of the large suite of programs written by Gerhard Postpischil.  



I have extracted the JCL to assemble SHOWDSCB and the four required subprograms, as well as the macros required (from File #861) to create a single installation jobstream that also places a jobstream to execute the program.  The resulting jobstream - install.showdscb.jcl - is contained in the archive showdscb.tar.gz [MD5: a82dc20cba49bb2f3d1e1916f8ab0461].  Download the archive and extract the jobstream (WinZip on Windows/?? or tar on Linux).  Submit the jobstream to assemble and link the single load module for SHOWDSCB.  The installation jobstream is set to use SYSC.LINKLIB as the target for the load module and SYSC.JCLLIB for the sample jobstream to execute SHOWDSCB; if you are installing on a system that does not have SYSCPK installed, you will need to change these two targets.  If you have the lastest version of SYSCPK installed, SHOWDSCB is already installed.

The output of the supplied SHOWDSCB execution jobstream may be seen at:  showdscb.pdf.

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