HOSTFD

Syntax:

 >>-.---.-.----.--HOSTFD-------------------><  
    +-/-+ +-NO-+

Parameters:

None

Properties:

Default: NOHOSTFD
Phase: Syntax check
$SET: Initial

Comments:

If you specify this directive, operations on the record area associated with a file are only possible while the file is open. HOSTFD does not affect EXTERNAL or SORT files. Nor does it affect files defined in a SAME RECORD AREA clause in the I-O CONTROL paragraph.

Specify NOHOSTFD if you need to access a file's record area after a FILE CLOSE has been performed on it.

This directive is for mainframe compatibility.