I use Status^JOURNAL in a shell script like this, to check the journaling status and generate an alert.

ccontrol list | grep -i running > $DB_STATUS_DET4
if [[ -s $DB_STATUS_DET4 ]] then
 csession cache "Status^JOURNAL"    > $DB_JRN_DET
 cat $DB_JRN_DET | grep -i enabled  > $DB_JRN_DET1
 if [[ -s $DB_JRN_DET1 ]] then RC=0
  else RC=1
else exit
if (( $RC > 0 )) then
    echo "Artiva alert: JOURNALING is disabled at $(date +%x_%r)" >> $DB_JRN_MSG
    exit $RC
    exit $RC

I want run a shell script for updating database max size, but not seeing any command shortcuts like Status^JOURNAL for getting database details.

I have developed some shell scripts for Caché database maintenance, and they run on AIX.

These scripts just run simple commands like "Status^JOURNAL".

I haven't coded scripts for calling classes or methods. So, just want know whether that's possible in shell scripting or not.

If not, which scripting/programming language should I use for calling classes or methods?