QMOVE(P) POSIX Programmer's Manual QMOVE(P)
qmove - move batch jobs
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 corre-
sponding 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:
LANG Provide a default value for the internationalization variables that are unset or
null. (See the Base Definitions volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, Section 8.2, Inter-
nationalization Variables for the precedence of internationalization variables used
to determine the values of locale categories.)
LC_ALL If set to a non-empty string value, override the values of all the other interna-
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 argu-
Determine the locale that should be used to affect the format and contents of diag-
nostic 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:
0 Successful completion.
>0 An error occurred.
CONSEQUENCES OF ERRORS
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 following sections are informative.
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 pro-
vides 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.
Batch Environment Services , qalter , qselect
Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form from IEEE Std
1003.1, 2003 Edition, Standard for Information Technology -- Portable Operating System
Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 6, Copyright (C) 2001-2003 by
the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open Group. In the
event of any discrepancy between this version and the original IEEE and The Open Group
Standard, the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard is the referee document. The orig-
inal Standard can be obtained online at http://www.opengroup.org/unix/online.html .
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