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JES2 – Using JES2 Commands 2.5


3 hours



This course describes the JES2 command syntax and provides numerous examples explaining the scenarios in which JES2 commands are used. An overview of commonly used JES2 commands is also provided.


Operators and systems programmers that need to enter commands to monitor and manage JES2.


Successful completion of the JES2 – Understanding JES2 Processing 2.5, and JES2 – Basics 2.5 courses, or equivalent knowledge.


After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the syntax required for JES2 commands
  • Identify JES2 commands used to perform common tasks

Course Content

JES2 Command Format

JES2 Command Syntax
Entering Multiple JES2 Commands
JES2 Command Operands

Overview and Syntax of JES2 Commands

Holding, Releasing and Cancelling Jobs
Displaying JES2 Activity and JES2 Device Status
Modifying JES2 Device Attributes
Starting, Stopping and Restarting JES2 Devices
Releasing and Cancelling Held Output
Routing Jobs and SYSOUT to Another Location
Forward Space, Back Space, and Interrupting Printing
Migrating a Spool Volume

JES2 – Using JES2 Commands 2.5 Mastery Test