Interacting with z/OS
In VS Code, you can interact with z/OS in the Terminal window by using commands provided by IBM RSE API plug-in for Zowe CLI (RSE CLI plug-in), Zowe CLI, or both. For more information about their differences, see Comparison between Zowe CLI and RSE CLI plug-in.
Additionally, you can graphically navigate and access file and job resources on z/OS by using the Zowe Explorer VS Code extension. It is recommended to use Zowe Explorer, with which you can edit COBOL, PL/I, and HLASM files that are opened on z/OS MVS™ and USS, and run JCL and browse job spool files.
After you choose and install the prerequisites according to Setting up integrations to interact with z/OS, refer to the following usage instructions:
|Available host component||To use command line, see...||To use graphical interface, see...|
|RSE API||Using RSE CLI plug-in commands||Using RSE API in Zowe Explorer and Using Zowe Explorer views|
|z/OSMF||Using Zowe CLI z/OSMF commands||Working with Zowe Explorer profiles and Using Zowe Explorer views|