1.3. What different file systems can I work with in RPG?

There are many file systems defined to work in the IFS. Here we will just list a few of them, so that you get the idea:

File system Description Works Like
/QSYS.LIB The traditional "Library file system" OS/400
/QDLS The "Document Library Services" (OfficeVision) file system MS-DOS
/QOpenSys The "Open Systems" file system UNIX
/ ("root") The "root" file system Windows

Most of the file systems not mentioned here are for accessing data that is not stored on your AS/400's hard drive, but is accessed on optical media, or on another computer somewhere over your LAN. Rest assured that all of these file systems can be accessed from an RPG program using the same Integrated File System interfaces that we use in this book.