TAA Tools
HLDALLWTR       HOLD ALL WRITERS                       TAAPRTK

The Hold  All  Writers command  holds all  writers  by using  generated
HLDWTR  system commands.    A single  writer,  a generic  name,  or all
writers  may  be held.   An  ACTION parameter  allows either  *CHECK or
*HOLD.  HLDALLWTR  can assist when  a full or  partial shutdown of  the
system  is needed.   You  must have  *JOBCTL special  authority  to use
HLDALLWTR.  See the companion tool RLSALLWTR.

A typical command would be:

              HLDALLWTR     WTR(*ALL) ACTION(*HOLD)

All  writers on  the system  would be  held.  A  spooled file  would be
displayed with the results.

HLDALLWTR escape messages you can monitor for

      TAA9893    No writer jobs exist.

Escape messages from based on functions will be re-sent.

HLDALLWTR Command parameters                          *CMD

   WTR           The name or  generic name  of the writer  to be  held.
                 *ALL is  the default which  means hold all  writers on
                 the system.

   OPTION        The option to be taken for how to end the writers.

                 *IMMED is the default to end immediately.

                 *CNTRLD may  be specified to end  at the current copy.

                 *PAGEEND may be  specified to  end at the  end of  the
                 current page.

   ACTION        The action to be taken.

                 *CHECK  is  the  default  which  does  not  cause  any
                 changes.    The  listing  describes  what  would  have
                 happened if *HOLD had been specified.

                 *HOLD  may be  entered to hold  the specified writers.

   OUTPUT        How to  output  the  results.   *  is the  default  to
                 display  the spooled  file if  the command  is entered
                 interactively.   The spooled file  is deleted after it
                 is displayed.

                 If the  command  is  entered  in batch  or  *PRINT  is
                 specified, the  spooled file  is output  and retained.


You must have *JOBCTL special authority to use HLDALLWTR.


The following TAA Tools must be on your system:

     CHKJOBCTL       Check *JOBCTL special authority
     CHKGENERC       Check generic
     CVTPRTSTS       Convert printer status
     RTVSYSVAL3      Retrieve system value 3
     SNDCOMPMSG      Send completion message
     SNDESCINF       Send escape information
     SNDESCMSG       Send escape message


None, the tool is ready to use.

Objects used by the tool

   Object        Type    Attribute      Src member    Src file
   ------        ----    ---------      ----------    ----------

   HLDALLWTR     *CMD                   TAAPRTK       QATTCMD
   TAAPRTKC      *PGM       CLP         TAAPRTKC      QATTCL
   TAAPRTKR      *PGM       RPG         TAAPRTKR      QATTRPG

Added to TAA Productivity tools October 15, 2008

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