The DISPOSE (or DISP) specifier indicates the status of the file after the unit is closed. It takes one of the following forms:
|'KEEP' or 'SAVE'||Retains the file after the unit closes.|
|'DELETE'||Deletes the file after the unit closes.|
|'PRINT' 1||Submits the file to the system line printer spooler and retains it.|
|'PRINT/DELETE' 1||Submits the file to the system line printer spooler and then deletes it.|
|'SUBMIT'||Submits the file to the batch job queue and then retains it.|
|'SUBMIT/DELETE'||Submits the file to the batch job queue and then deletes it.|
1 Use only on sequential files.
A read-only file cannot be deleted.
The default is 'DELETE' for scratch files; a scratch file cannot be saved, printed, or submitted. For all other files, the default is 'KEEP'.