A - After Destination

Syntax


A[n]


Operands


n

A number that tells the editor to repeat the associated line command a specified number of times. If you do not type a number, or if the number you type is 1, the editor performs the command only once.


The number does not affect associated primary commands.


Description



To specify that data is to be moved, copied, or inserted after a specific line. The After command A is used in conjunction with one of the line commands C / CC - Copy Lines or  M / MM - Move Lines, or one of the Primary Commands COPY or PASTE to specify a destination for the command action.  


    1. Type A in the line command area of the line after which the moved, copied, or inserted data is to be placed.


    1. If you are specifying the destination for a line command, a number after the A line command specifies the number of times the other line command is performed. However, a number after the A command has no affect on a primary command (like COPY or PASTE); that limitation is required for ISPF compatibility.


    1. Press Enter. Some of the primary commands may cause a dialog box to be displayed if more information is needed (like file names). If so, fill in the required information and press Enter to move, copy, or insert the data.  Refer to information about the specified command if you need help.


    1. If no panel is displayed, the data is moved, copied, or inserted when you press Enter in step 3.


You must always specify a destination when moving or copying data, except when you are using a primary command to move, copy, or insert data into a file that is empty.  In such cases, the empty file is treated as if an A line command were present on the Top of Data line.


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