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System User's Guide: Communications and Networks

Reporting the Status of Command and File Exchanges

The Basic Networking Utilities (BNU) have three commands available for learning the status of command and file exchanges. The uusnap command displays the status of BNU connections with remote systems. The uuq command shows the BNU job queue. The uustat command reports information about the status of several BNU operations.

Using the uusnap Command

The uusnap command displays a table of information about all the systems connected by BNU. The table shows a line for each system, reporting the names and the numbers of command files, data files, and remote command executions holding in the systems' queues. The last item on each line is a status message. This message indicates either a successful BNU connection or an explanation of why BNU did not establish a link.

Using the uuq Command

The uuq command lists any entries in the BNU job queue. The format of the list is similar to the format displayed by the ls command. The display for each entry includes the job number, followed on the same line by a summary, including the system name, the number of jobs for the system, and the total number of bytes to send. Users with root authority can use a uuq command to identify specific queued jobs by their job numbers.

Using the uustat Command

The uustat command provides the status of a particular command or file exchange in the BNU system. Entered without flag options, the uustat command displays a single line for each job requested by the current user, including:

Equipped with several flags, the uustat command can report on all jobs, by all users, in the queue, or on jobs requested by other systems on the network.

The uustat command gives users limited control of jobs queued to run on a remote computer. You can examine the status of BNU connections to other systems and track file and command exchanges. Then, for example, you can cancel copy requests started by the uucp command. See How to Use the uustat Command to Cancel Remote Jobs for a sample application of this command.

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