USE $PRINT / $PUNCH / $JOB command

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Summary

Privileges
Any user
Function
Under z/OS or z/VM, directs output to a dynamically allocated printer, punch device, or internal reader.

Syntax

USE name [option [,option]...]

Where:

name One of the following:

$function

Routes output to...

$JOB | READER Internal reader that submits a job from Model 204 to JES. (Only z/OS)
$PRINT Printer. USE sets up a 133-character ASA carriage control buffer.
$PUNCH Punch. USE sets up an 80-character buffer.
options Described in the table below.
USE command output options

Option

Specifies the...

CLASS Output class. The class is specified as one alphanumeric character. The default is:

A for $PRINT

B for $PUNCH

(A is assumed for $JOB)
COPIES Number of copies to be printed. The number must be in the range 1 to 255 to match the range allowed for the COPY parameter of the z/VSE/POWER *$$LST and *$$PUN statements. The default is 1.

If COPIES is omitted or a zero value is specified, COPIES=1 is assumed.

The z/VSE/POWER equivalent option name is COPY.

FCB Name of the forms control buffer (block) used to control the vertical spacing of output on the page. FCB consists of 1 to 4 characters. There is no default.
FORMS
F
Form name for the output. The name consists of 1 to 8 characters. There is no default.
JOBNAME
J
Identifier that appears in place of your user ID on the separator page. This option is equivalent to HDR2.
ROUTE
R
Desired output destination or routing. The destination consists of one to eight characters. The default is LOCAL.

Example

USE $PRINT COPIES=3, FORMS=TIME,FCB=FM01 - JOBNAME=ENDMONTH, ROUTE=ACCT05

Usage notes

  • If you are using an external security interface, authorization to open SYSOUT data sets is validated during execution of the command. An external security interface verifies the USE $JOB command's authorization to submit jobs to the internal reader. For more information, refer to the Security interfaces topics.
  • The USE $PRINT version of the USE command is obsolete and is supplied only for purposes of compatibility.

z/OS

Under z/OS, the USE $PRINT, USE $PUNCH, or USE $JOB command directs output to a dynamically allocated printer, punch device, or internal reader.

Under z/OS, when a data set is printed or punched, the operating system inserts a separator page or card identifying the job (for example, ONLINE Model 204) that created the data set. Model 204 also generates a separator page. For $PRINT output under z/OS, if the IBM Block Letter Routine (IEFSD095) is not included in the Model 204 load module, Model 204 generates a separator page that contains a one-line message:

M204LIST userid

Where userid consists of the first eight characters of the ID of the user who is running the request.

If the IBM Block Letter Routine is included in the Model 204 load module, Model 204 generates a separator that contains the following message lines:

M204LIST userid

These lines are equivalent to the options HDR1 and HDR2.

The Block Letter Routine can be linked into your Online or BATCH204 during Model 204 installation.

CMS

Under CMS, the USE $PRINT or USE $PUNCH command directs output to a dynamically allocated printer or punch device.

Under CMS, the Model 204 separator page always consists of the following message:

Model 204 SPINOFF FOR USER userid