Copying of Files From a Personal Computer to IBM System/38
Original Publication Date: 1987-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31
These programs provide a method for copying many files stored on a personal computer (PC) between the PC and the IBM System/38 without an operator. It prevents operator error during copying. It allows a developer to save the list of files to copy, and use the saved list to copy again at a later time. The copy may be run by an operator less skilled than the developer of the file list. The method is illustrated in the figure and is explained as follows: (1) The developer types a list of files and stores the list in a System/38 source member. (2) The operator asks a PC program to copy the list of files to the PC disk or diskette. The operator may specify a date, and only files changed after that date are copied to the PC.