HCL Workload Automation, Version 9.4

The FILEWATCH function for the IBM i Agent

You can use the filewatch utility to check for file system changes on files and libraries, for example, when you want to make sure that a file exists before running an IBM i job that processes that file. By defining a job that runs the filewatch utility, you can implement file dependency, that is, a relationship between a file and an operation in which specific activity on the file determines the starting of the operation.

Using this utility, you can check for the following IBM i objects:
  • Native libraries
  • Native logical and physical files
  • Native file members
  • Stream files (UNIX-like files)