DIRECTORY, Qualifiers, /COLUMNS
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/COLUMNS=n Specifies the number of columns in a brief display. The default is four; however, you can request as many columns as you like, restricted by the value of the /WIDTH qualifier. The /COLUMNS qualifier is incompatible with the /ACL, /FULL, and /SECURITY qualifiers. The number of columns actually displayed depends on the amount of information requested for each column and the display value of the /WIDTH qualifier. The system displays only as many columns as can fit within the default or specified display width, regardless of how many columns you specify with the /COLUMNS qualifier. The DIRECTORY command truncates long file names only when you specify more than one column and you have asked for additional information to be included in each column. The default file name size is 19 characters. Use the /WIDTH qualifier to change the default. When a file name is truncated, the system displays one less character than the file name field size and inserts a vertical bar in the last position. For example, if the file name is SHOW_QUEUE_CHARACTERISTICS, and if you requested DIRECTORY to display both file name and size in each column, the display for that file would be SHOW_QUEUE_CHARACT| 120.