SDSF commands - Quick tips

BASIC SDSF COMMANDS


Go to SDSF and then type I or H (for input or output queue respectively). The following commands can be executed only from the SDSF panel.


1) To see jobs submitted with a specific Job name :
Type
 
“Pre <Job name>”      -    To see all the jobs with this Job Name.
“Pre <string>*”           -    To display all jobs starting with the job name “<STRING>”
                                           e.g. Pre TDS8* displays all the jobs starting with the name ‘TDS8’
Note:
 
Pre * can be used to see all the jobs in the spool.


2) To see jobs under execution :
Type
 
“DA”                        - To show jobs under execution and the other information like CPU %,
                                  CPU time it has taken till now etc.


3) To re-submit a job directly from SDSF :
Type in front of previously submitted jobs
 
“ SJ”                        -     To display the corresponding JCL for the job . This can be re-submitted                              
                                      Again by giving ‘SUB’ command in the same panel.
 
Note : Please submit the job after deleting the TIME,PASSWORD and GROUP parameters from
          the JCL. Do not try this on jobs in input queue


4) To get SDSF panel info in Edit mode :
Type in front of previously submitted jobs
 
“SE”               -     To obtain complete job info in Edit mode. This is much useful when you need
                              to perform operations like Search, Copy, and Paste etc.
 
“SB”               -     To get the complete job information in browse mode.


5) To copy Job information to a dataset :
Type in front of previously submitted jobs
 
“XDC”               -        To extract and copy complete job information to a dataset. If part of the job
                                  information is needed in dataset, say SYSOUT type “XDC”  in front of
                                  SYSOUT only. This will copy the SYSOUT contents to the target dataset.


6) To auto-refresh the job information which is in execution :
Type
 
“ &<T>”           -  To auto-refresh a screen , where ‘T’  is the time in seconds.
  This also helps in keeping the session alive, if no operation is performed on it for         
  quite a long time.
                          To end this auto-updation, use attention key i.e. SHIFT & ESC (attention key)
                          together.

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