HP OpenVMS DCL Dictionary
Holds the process issuing the command until the specified job completes
Requires delete (D) access to the specified job.
Specifies the name of the job as defined when the job was submitted.
You can specify only job names that are associated with your user name.
(A job is associated with the user name of the process that submits it.)
To specify a job that does not have a unique name, use the /ENTRY
qualifier to specify the entry number. If you specify both the
job-name parameter and the /ENTRY qualifier, the
job-name parameter is ignored.
If you specify the job-name parameter, the command searches
for a job with the specified name in the queue SYS$BATCH. To specify a
job in a different queue, you must specify the name of the queue using
the /QUEUE qualifier.
The SYNCHRONIZE command provides job synchronization by placing a
process in a wait state until the specified job completes. If the
specified job is not a current job in the system, the SYNCHRONIZE
command displays an error message.
When a job specified in a SYNCHRONIZE command completes, the process is
released from the wait state. The completion status for the SYNCHRONIZE
command is the same as the completion status of the last command
executed in the job. To make sure that you can determine the completion
status when the SYNCHRONIZE command is part of a command procedure,
include SET NOON before the SYNCHRONIZE command and SHOW SYMBOL $STATUS
immediately after the SYNCHRONIZE command.
You must specify either the job-name parameter or the /ENTRY
Identifies the job by the system-assigned entry number.
The system assigns a unique entry number to each queued print or batch
job in the system. By default, the PRINT and SUBMIT commands display
the entry number when they successfully queue a job for processing.
These commands also create or update the local symbol $ENTRY to reflect
the entry number of the most recently queued job. To find a job's entry
number, enter the SHOW ENTRY or SHOW QUEUE command. If you specify both
the job-name parameter and the /ENTRY qualifier, the job name
Names the queue containing the job. If you use the /QUEUE qualifier,
you must specify either the job-name parameter or the /ENTRY
qualifier. If you specify the job-name parameter, the default
queue is SYS$BATCH. If you specify the /ENTRY qualifier, there is no
default queue. If you specify a generic queue, the command looks for
the job in the generic queue and in the generic queue's target
Allows the user to specify the number of seconds to wait before
terminating the SYNCHRONIZE command when the target job is running.
$ SUBMIT/NAME=PREP FORMAT/PARAMETERS=(SORT,PURGE)
Job PREP (queue SYS$BATCH, entry 219) started on queue SYS$BATCH
$ SUBMIT PHASER
Job PHASER (queue SYS$BATCH, entry 223) started on queue SYS$BATCH
In this example, the first SUBMIT command submits the command procedure
FORMAT.COM for execution and names the job PREP. The second SUBMIT
command queues the procedure PHASER.COM. The procedure PHASER.COM
contains the following line:
When this line is processed, the system verifies whether the job named
PREP exists in the default queue SYS$BATCH. The procedure PHASER is
forced to wait until the job PREP completes execution.
$ SUBMIT/NAME=TIMER COMP.COM
Job TIMER (queue SYS$BATCH, entry 214) started on queue SYS$BATCH
$ SYNCHRONIZE /ENTRY=214
In this example, a batch job named TIMER is submitted. Then the
SYNCHRONIZE command is entered interactively. This command places the
interactive process in a wait state until entry number 214 (TIMER)
completes. You cannot enter subsequent commands from your terminal
session until the SYNCHRONIZE command completes and your process is
released from the wait state.
$ SUBMIT/NAME=TIMER COMP.COM/QUEUE=BUILD_QUEUE
$ SYNCHRONIZE/QUEUE=BUILD_QUEUE TIMER
The batch job name TIMER is submitted to the queue BUILD_QUEUE in this
example. Then the SYNCHRONIZE command is entered interactively. Because
the job named TIMER is not in the default queue SYS$BATCH, the
SYNCHRONIZE command includes the /QUEUE qualifier to specify the queue
in which the job is located.