The Question is:
Is it possible to archive / backup / zip files prior to purging them via
version using the purge command in some way?
If not, is there a way to retreive a listing of files that will be purged by a
Please let us know.
The Answer is :
There is no explicit command for this, though this would be trivial
using a DCL command procedure -- particularly given that zip permits
files to be added to an existing zip archive.
Most commonly, having a full and complete copy of all files involved
(both current and those to be deleted) prior to the PURGE or other
similar operation is the prefered solution, and this is directly
available. (This if for no other reason than should a current file
is mistakenly deleted, a copy will still be available in an archive
-- and because the current version of a file is usually more
interesting than an older version.)