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BSPFCOOK - The Fortune Cookie Program

What does it do?

This program displays my little sleeping cat and a randomly selected fortune cookie. It can be run in a batch job, from a started task, as a function of the autopilot BSPPILOT, and as a TSO command. It is known to the system under various names/aliases:

Required DD names


Optional DD names

DDNAME Description Default
SYSPRINT output queue for report SYSOUT=X

Assembly and Link JCL can be found in SYS1.SETUP.CNTL(FCOOK$).
Execution JCL can be found in SYS1.SETUP.CNTL(FCOOK#) and looks like this:

Sample Output

                |\      _,,,---,,_
          ZZZzz /,`.-'`'    -.  ;-;;,
               |,4-  ) )-,_. ,\ (  :'-'
              '---''(_/--'  `-'\_)

 A budget is spending $15.00 on gas to drive to a
 shopping mall to save $4.30 on a 20 pound turkey.

 Another bit of wisdom from the fortune cookie jar



Although this program has been tested on the Turnkey MVS system Version 3 it is not guaranteed to be bug-free (which program is?)

Use at your own risk