Command-Line Options

The following command-line options have no equivalent configuration parameter:


dbutility Command




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Makes the command preserve the stateinfo of data sets that have a ds_mode of 2 and have not been reorganized.



Includes a 5-digit millisecond timer in all output messages.

-t mask


Log file and tracing options

-f filename


Specifies the configuration filename.



Toggles the setting of the parameter use_dbconfig, which determines whether the command uses user scripts.


configure, define, redefine, clone, process, and dropall

Unconditionally performs the requested command, overriding any warnings that would be displayed without this option



Clones all active data sets except those specified at the command line


clone or process

Instructs dbutility to not update the relational database during a clone or process command.

This option can indicate how much non-database time is required to extract data for a data set. Always enable the -v option when you use the -z option to see the record counts generated.


clone or process

Prevents the DATABridge Client from dropping a table during a clone (the DATABridge Client drops only the index).



Causes the display command to quit after displaying the DATASETS client control table records.

-F afn


Use this option make the client act as if a QUIT AFTER afn command had been executed. It applies to process and clone commands only. The range of values allowed are 1-9999.



Prevents the audit file removal WFL from running.



Forces the Client to start using a new log file.

-O datasource


Specifies the ODBC data source to connect to (SQL Server, DB2, and Informix clients only).



Forces all data sets to be redefined.

-T filename


Specifies trace filename prefix.


clone or process

Forces the program to drop and create the tables of all recloned data sets, regardless of the use of the delete_record or expanded update_type columns.



Specifies that the configuration parameter use_nt_authen should be set to True.