Batch job

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A batch job is an entity consisting of commands to the SINTRAN III system and possibly source input to subsystems or user programs called.

The first command in a batch job is always the @ENTER command, identifying the user. A batch job is terminated by two consecutive ESC characters (octal 33). These two characters correspond to the @[[LOGOUT]] command in direct mode.

The card code for ESC is multipunched 7-8-9.

A batch-input-file may contain any number of jobs and a job may use any number of batch-input-file / batch-output-file parts. Thus, the boundaries between jobs and batch-input-files are completely independent of each other.[1]


  1. Norsk Data Document ND–60.050.06 SINTRAN III USERS GUIDE , section 3.7.2