Tired of DSPPTF Limitations? Check On Your PTFs with CHKPTFSTS

The DSPPTF command, while highly useful, is a tough tool to use for PTF management. Have you ever scanned your PTFs looking for those fixes that are incomplete or that require action on your part?

Typically, you issue the DSPPTF command and, for each Licensed Program Product, scroll through the many pages looking for such PTFs. When you are done with one product, you press enter and continue with the next. This can be quite time-consuming and requires alert eyes.

I wrote the Check PTF Status (CHKPTFSTS) command to remove the drudgery from this task. The command reads through all installed products and, for each product run through the list of PTFs, checks every PTF against each of the requested PTF statuses. You can specify one or more individual PTF statuses, or you can request all non-applied (the default).

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