Jol Download and Installation

The MVS and Z/OS Jol program files are Pkzipped XMIT data sets. After you download the file, it must be unzipped and transferred to the mainframe.

    • Download Jol60.ZIP file from here (the Download Store Page - it opens in a new window). Move it to a separate directory, say JOL60.

    • Unzip the .XMI files. You can use PKZIP or WinZip to do this.

For example:


This will create these files:

    • Transfer the above files to the mainframe using a binary file transfer method (no CRLF or ASCII translation) and make sure that the MVS dataset created is LRECL=80,RECFM=F,DSORG=PS. Note that you can upload into a PDS if you want as long as it is FB80.

    • Receive the 8 name.XMI files on MVS

      • Issue the command: TSO RECEIVE INDATASET(name.XMI)

      • When prompted by message "INMR906A Enter restore parameters or 'DELETE' or 'END' +":

Enter: DA(name.of.your.library) UNIT(unit) VOLUME(volume)

Note: The UNIT() and VOLUME() operands are optional but shown in case your installation puts RECEIVE files on work packs by default.

    • Now print out the small IBM60INS.HTML file, and run the MVS jobs as detailed in the document.

Jol will now be installed and can be used with or instead of the IBM Job Control Language (JCL).

Note that the Jol scripting language is designed to be used on a variety of computers. It contains a data base of data set attributes so that DDNAMES and DCB information can be "hidden" - Jol will add the DDNAMES and other required information on systems that require it.

The Linux version will be available before the end of the year.

Thanks to Sam Goleb, Mike Cleary and David Alcock from whom I borrowed an outline and a thought or two in writing the above directions.

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