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System i

The System i (formerly known as iSeries, AS/400, and Application System/400) is a computer platform produced by IBM. System i uses two different name formats [1]. By default format 0 is enabled. If the client sends a CWD command starting with a / the server automatically switches to format 1 (IFS). To switch back to format 0 the SITE NAMEFMT 0 command must be sent.

To use the format 1 (IFS / Unix style):

  • menu: Tools - Favorite - Properties
  • Go to the FTP dialog
  • Change the Path type to Unix

If the server does not automatically switch to format 1 when it sees a Unix style path:

  • menu: Tools - Favorite - Properties
  • Go to the FTP dialog
  • Add the following command to the Commands after login:
    SITE NAMEFMT 1

References

  1. Practical Programming for AS/400 FTP Automated Interfaces 
  2. List of iSeries (AS/400) FTP Tips and Techniques
  3. Regarding Targetting library-specific files on AS/400

Keywords
as/400, iseries, system i, system i5

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