John, try calling bpxwunix. Works great for me. What is great he the that 
results are returned in an array stem variable).

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‫ב-12 באוק׳ 2016, בשעה 15:31, ‏‏John McKown ‏<john.archie.mck...@gmail.com> 
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> OK, so I'm weird. That should be well known around here <grin>. I'm really
> getting into System REXX to help replace what CA-OPS/MVS does in our shop
> (remember we're dying and OPS license expires in Feb 2017).
> 
> What I am doing is using the MPFLSTxx member of PARMLIB to run a user exit,
> given to me by Dana Mitchell, called MPF2REXX which sets up some REXX
> variables then uses the AXREXX facility to run a System REXX program.
> 
> What would make some coding easier would be if I could do an ADDRESS
> SYSCALL. Unfortunately, this environment is not on the list of environments
> available in either (TSO & non-TSO) server. What I'm trying to do is
> emulate the use of "global" CA-OPS/MVS variables. I.e. variables which can
> be created in any rule and read / modified / deleted in any other rule. The
> easiest way that I've thought of is to have a UNIX directory dedicated to
> this functionality. I could then use the SYSCALL functions to create / read
> / write / delete files in this directory. The name of the file in the
> directory would be the same as the CA-OPS/MVS "global" variable.
> 
> Unfortunately, all that I can think of to do is to use System REXX's
> axrcmd() function to do a START command to run an STC which is a batch TMP
> to run yet another REXX command to process the message. Passing all the
> data to the new STC may be a bit of a bother too. You need to know that I'm
> stuck on z/OS 1.12 and don't have a lot of the nice new JCL facilities
> (such as being able to programmatically read JCL symbols from // SET
> statements).
> 
> Does anyone have a different idea how to emulate CA-OPS/MVS global
> variables in System REXX programs, preferably in a non-TSO server?
> 
> -- 
> Heisenberg may have been here.
> 
> Unicode: http://xkcd.com/1726/
> 
> Maranatha! <><
> John McKown
> 
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