How to manage bs_xxxxxxxx files created by UNIX or Linux Gen applications

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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UNIX and Linux Gen applications create many bs_xxxxxxxx files in the $PTHOME/<userid> directory. What are these files and can they be deleted?



The bs_xxxxxxxx files are profile files for the Gen application that is currently running or has completed. They are needed while the application is running and can be deleted after the application completes. The location of these files can be managed by setting the environment variable AEUSER prior to running the application. The bs_xxxxxxxx files will then be placed in $PTHOME/$AEUSER.

It is best to set AEUSER unique for each user.  The reason is, if two applications are running concurrently and both use the same values for PTHOME AND <userid> they will run the risk of a collision on these profile files. The bs_xxxxxxxx equates to: bs_<id of the owning business system of the proc step>.