JOBS [#channel] or

JOBS \file

Location Toolkit II, THOR XVI

This command lists all jobs currently loaded into the QL to the given channel (default #1). Five pieces of information are given: jobnumber (job), tag, owner, priority and jobname

JobNumber / Tag
The jobnumber and the jobtag are internally combined to form the job-ID (jobnumber+tag*2^16) in order to identify jobs.
The Owner of a job is not necessarily the job which started it nor must it be connected with it. If a job is removed, all jobs owned by it will disappear too.

The higher the Priority of a job, the more processor time is given to it and therefore the faster it runs.

An “s” in front of the priority means that the job is currently suspended, so the priority does not matter.

The jobname is another method of identifying the job, being the name given to the job when it was programmed.


If the second syntax does not work, you should update your Toolkit version.


Minerva users will be dismayed to learn that current versions of this command do not display negative priorities.


Commands like RJOB, SPJOB, REL_JOB, JOB_NAME and SJOB change job settings; JOB$, OJOB, NXJOB, PJOB return the same information as appears on the JOBS list for single jobs. LIST_TASKS is similar.