How do you move a job from one PSF/AIX printer queue
ABSTRACT: How do you move a job from one PSF/AIX printer queue
another's printers' queue?
SEARCH ARG: psf for aix queue change
TOPIC THREAD: PRINT
Customer just installed PSF for AIX to drive two 3900s both from
MVS and the LAN. As operators occasionally send a job to the wrong
printer, they are trying to divert a job from one printer's queue
to the other printer's queue and have had no luck. What is the
As per our telephone conversation, we need to get additional information
from the customer, including:
1) The level of AIX they are running
2) Confirmation that they're running PSF/AIX V2
3) How jobs are being submitted (lpr? psfin? smit psf? smit enq? The
PSF operator interface? Other?) and from where?
4) The status of the job that they wish to move (RUNNING? QUEUED?
Please reopen this item when the customer provides this information.
The situation has changed a little since I opened this. Now he
has been able to go in and reroute the queues using the AIX
print spooler but with the PSF operator tool it can't be done
and he doesn't want to give operators "root" authority to move
Answers to your questions:
1) AIX level is 4.1
1) PSF/AIX is Version 2. (How do they see PTF levels?)
3) Jobs are submitted on a SUN station using lpr command.
4) Status of jobs is QUEUED.
To be expand further, he is using SMIT to try to move queues in
both instances. When he goes in thru the SMIT main menu Option 6 (?)
to work with the Print Spool, he sees the physical and logical
devices and all jobs waiting to be printed.
When he takes the PSF/6000 option off the main SMIT menu, he
can't see the jobs, however, there is an option to move a job
FROM a queue and TO a queue PSF so obviously makes the function
The key in this configuration is that the jobs that are being submitted
to PSF/AIX are coming from remote systems using LPR/LPD; these are not
jobs that have been submitted through the psfin command or through the
"smit psf" panels on the RS/6000.
In PSF/AIX, you can only move jobs from one queue to another that have
come in through psfin or smit psf, i.e., through the Input Manager
(which bypasses the normal AIX spool). It will not work with jobs
submitted from remote systems (through LPD) or from local systems
with the standard AIX print commands (enq, lpr, qprt, lp); in AIX 4.1
you can use the qmov command to move jobs submitted in this manner.
So, if an operator works with jobs through the Production Print Operator
Interface or the panels under "smit psf_main", s/he will possibly
see a subset of the jobs on the spool if various methods have been
used to submit the jobs.
The interface was designed to support production print jobs, including
tape input devices and COM/microfiche output devices. Note that MVS
MVS Download can invoke the psfin command (through the mvsprs.sh sample
shell script provided), so that output coming from MVS through Download
can take advantage of these operational enhancements. It is also
feasible to write shell scripts to enable remote users to invoke psfin
as well, although that's not included with PSF/AIX.
So in summary, given the customer's configuration, the Production
Print Operator Interface will not have access to the customer's
remotely submitted jobs without some customization (e.g., a shell
script to invoke psfin for remote jobs; contact the AIX Support Center
for a fax containing additional information.)
I hope that helps.
S e a r c h - k e y w o r d s:
AIX PSF/AIX OPERATOR MOVE SMIT QUEUE CHANGE ROOT PSFIN
input manager job psf/6000 psf root authority ppo
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Dated: 01/1999 Category: XPSF6000
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