It is possible to submit MVS jobs from one of the Unix systems avaliable to students. Submission is done through the ftp facilities available on Unix. Submission can be accomplished by following several steps available in the mvsftp document. However, you can also set up your Unix account to perform many of these steps automatically. To set up the automated scripts: 1. Log in to mp.cs.niu.edu or ux.cs.niu.edu. Running pwd at the prompt wil indicate which is your home machine. 2. Copy the file trans from my directory. cp ~berezin/trans trans 3. Run trans by typing its name at the command prompt and pressing
. 4. trans will provide directions and prompt you for required information. Answer each question. Remember the MVSBatch access is synchronized through your Novell password and NOT your Unix password. 5. trans will create the neccessary files and directories. When finished, you will be able to submit you MVS job by typing jput myfile.jcl at the Unix command prompt Commands available are : jput - submit a job for execution by MVS. To run, type jput myfile.jcl Provided that all jcl is correct, the job submitted will be executed by MVS and returned to the jes spool queue. To retrieve a job from the jes spooler, use jget. BE AWARE that you permitted only four jobs at a time and submitting additional jobs without purging the current jobs from the jes spooler will cause them to be placed in the jes spooler unrun. See jdel on how to purge a job from the jes spooler. jdir - lists files on MVS waiting to be retrieved. jdir takes no arguments and returns a list of files on the jes spooler. These files will usually be named jobXXXX where XXXX is a numeric value. jdir will show that a job entry has been entered in the jes spooler. NOTE An entry may be visible even if MVS is not done building the output file. So, it is a good idea to give the system an extra couple of minutes before fetching a executed program. jget - retrieves a executed file. To retrieve a job, type jget jobsXXXX replacing XXXX with the numeric value displayed by jdir. If the file you retrieve is incomplete, wait a few minutes and do a jget again. jdel - deletes an entry from the MVS JES spooler. To run, type jdel jobsXXXX You are allowed only four jobs out on the spooler at any time. You MUST delete old jobs if you want to submit new jobs. If jdir shows 4 jobs out on MVS, it is time to use jdel. jprint - submit a job for execution and print results in CSL lab. jprint myjob.jcl You will not need to delete or purge a job submitted to print. jhprint - submit a job for execution and print results in HEEC lab. ( Hoffman Estates ) jhprint myjob.jcl You will not need to delete or purge a job submitted to print. joprint - submit a job for execution and print results in MUC lab. ( Oak Brook ) joprint myjob.jcl You will not need to delete or purge a job submitted to print.
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