Question: Why is the ISPF REPLACE command like this....
SYNTAX: REPL .ZL .ZF <member name> What does '.ZL' & '.ZF' signify?
Answer: The command allows you to specify exactly what part of the current file being edited that you want it to perform the replace on. The parameters you pass to the REPL command are:
It is these row identifiers that start with a dot. There are three that are predefined:
You can define whatever rows you like by typing .a (or whatever) in the row number field at the left of the line.
This article written by Stephen Chapman, Felgall Pty Ltd.