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IBM zPDT Guide and Reference: System z Personal Development Tool by Bill Ogden

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The awscmd command
The awscmd device manager provides a “device” that appears to System z software as a tape drive. Its function is to send commands (and data) to the underlying Linux and then receive the output from the Linux command. Any Linux command may be sent, including those that could destroy the Linux system. Obviously, this device manager should be used with care and may not be appropriate for a zPDT environment that can be accessed by untrusted users.
Configuration is similar to other device managers:
[manager]
name awscmd 20
device ...

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