STRPCCMD

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STRPCCMD is a component of iSeries Access that allows a program running in i5/os to execute a command on the attached PC; that is, the PC associated with the job running on i5/os. STRPCCMD is limited to 123 characters.

Here are some examples of using STRPCCMD in a CL program taken from the Web400-L list:

CHGVAR &CMD VALUE('START http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/path/path/path?parm1=' *TCAT &PARM1 *TCAT '^&parm2=' *TCAT &PARM2)
STRPCCMD PCCMD(&CMD) PAUSE(*NO)

The caret before the ampersand in parameter 2 is an escape character. Without it, CMD.EXE would think you were trying to run two commands. This will open up the black DOS window momentarily, which may be annoying. A way to run a PC command without doing that is:

CHGVAR VAR(&CMD) VALUE('rundll32 url,FileProtocolHandler http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/path/path/path?parm1=' *TCAT &PARM1 *TCAT '&parm2=' *TCAT &PARM2)
STRPCCMD PCCMD(&CMD) PAUSE(*NO)