qmove - move batch jobs
[OB BE] qmove destination job_identifier...
To move a batch job is to remove the batch job from the batch queue in which it resides and instantiate the batch job in another batch queue. A batch job is moved by a request to the batch server that manages the batch job. The qmove utility is a user-accessible batch client that requests the movement of one or more batch jobs.
The qmove utility shall move those batch jobs, and only those batch jobs, for which a batch job_identifier is presented to the utility.
The qmove utility shall move batch jobs in the order in which the corresponding batch job_identifiers are presented to the utility.
If the qmove utility fails to process a batch job_identifier successfully, the utility shall proceed to process the remaining batch job_identifiers, if any.
The qmove utility shall move batch jobs by sending a Move Job Request to the batch server that manages each batch job. The qmove utility shall not exit before the batch jobs corresponding to all successfully processed batch job_identifiers have been moved.
The qmove utility shall accept one operand that conforms to the syntax for a destination (see Destination).
The qmove utility shall accept one or more operands that conform to the syntax for a batch job_identifier (see Batch Job Identifier).
The following environment variables shall affect the execution of qmove:
- Provide a default value for the internationalization variables that are unset or null. (See XBD Internationalization Variables the precedence of internationalization variables used to determine the values of locale categories.)
- If set to a non-empty string value, override the values of all the other internationalization variables.
- Determine the locale for the interpretation of sequences of bytes of text data as characters (for example, single-byte as opposed to multi-byte characters in arguments).
- Determine the locale that should be used to affect the format and contents of diagnostic messages written to standard error.
- Determine the login name of the user.
The standard error shall be used only for diagnostic messages.
The following exit values shall be returned:
- Successful completion.
- An error occurred.
In addition to the default behavior, the qmove utility shall not be required to write a diagnostic message to standard error when the error reply received from a batch server indicates that the batch job_identifier does not exist on the server. Whether or not the qmove utility waits to output the diagnostic message while attempting to locate the job on other servers is implementation-defined.
The qmove utility allows users to move jobs between queues.
The alternative to using the qmove utility-deleting the batch job and requeuing it-entails considerably more typing.
Since the means of selecting jobs based on attributes has been encapsulated in the qselect utility, the only option of the qmove utility concerns authorization. The -u option provides the user with the convenience of changing the user identifier under which the batch job will execute. Minimalism and consistency have taken precedence over convenience; the -u option has been deleted because the equivalent capability exists with the -u option of the qalter utility.
The qmove utility may be removed in a future version.
Batch Environment Services, qalter, qselect
XBD Environment Variables
Derived from IEEE Std 1003.2d-1994.
The LC_TIME and TZ entries are removed from the ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES section.
The qmove utility is marked obsolescent.
SD5-XCU-ERN-97 is applied, updating the SYNOPSIS.
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