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 MoveJob
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 the Base Definitions volume of
IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, Section 8.2, Internationalization
Variables for 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.
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 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.
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 original
Standard can be obtained online at http://www.opengroup.org/unix/online.html