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VM/370 MAINTENANCE MADE SIMPLE Disclosure Number: IPCOM000148585D
Original Publication Date: 1982-May-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2007-Mar-30
Document File: 48 page(s) / 2M

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Benham, R.W.: AUTHOR [+2]


Written by: R. W , Benham Edited by: A. A. Gigliotti 6. E. Hollendursky

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Written by: R. W , Benham
by: A. A. Gigliotti
6. E. Hollendursky

6622-9277-00 May 1982

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There seem to be many misconceptions regarding the generation
and maintenance of VM/CMS systems.
I believe that simplicity
has always been the hallmark of VM/370. Many of the problems
arise from new users imagining that the processes must contain
a certain complexity which simply is not there,

Much of the imagined complexity has doubtless been caused by
the many procedures and EXEC'S which have been developed over
the years in an effort to simplify the generation and mainte-
nance process. And while they do, indeed, provide valuable and
time-saving tools to the initiated, they tend to obscure the
basic processes from the struggling novice.

The purpose of this paper is to try to clarify the proc...