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CLOSE is a DCL command that closes a file opened with the OPEN command and deassigns the associated logical name. CLOSE is a command that is executed inside of DCL, which means no image is invoked.


 CLOSE  logical-name[:]


  • /DISPOSITION=option specifies what action to take when the file is closed. The options are:
    • DELETE: DELETE the file
    • KEEP (default): keep the file
    • PRINT: PRINT the fle
    • SUBMIT: SUBMIT the file.
  • /LOG generates a warning message when you attempt to close a file that was not opened by DCL. If you specify the /ERROR qualifier, the /LOG qualifier has no effect. If the file has not been opened by DCL, the error branch is taken and no message is displayed.