The peqs super Q-pointer allows access to spooler jobs as if they were standard files.
The following translations are applied on both retrieval and update (note that a DLE is character 16):
|Raw Job||Simulated File Item|
The copy command can be used to copy jobs into standard files for archival purposes. The delete and clearfile operations are supported, but only affect unlocked hold files (as with the associated sp-edit operation).
If the user updates the peqs item 0, then the job is respooled with the current sp-assign options to the first available entry number. The user may optionally override the current sp-assign parameters by directly following the 0 in the item-ID by the new options.
When using the Update Processor to edit peqs items, using the (r option is suggested to better handle control characters and to prevent truncation of trailing attribute marks. The following pseudo attributes are defined from the peqs super Q-pointer. These attributes actually translate from the peqs item-ID into the header section of the peqs super Q-pointer (called hdr:peqs):
|Size||Size of the spooler entry.|
|User||User who last modified the job.|
|PIB||PIB (Process Information Block) of the user who last modified the job.|
|Line||PIB of the user who last modified the job.|
|Date||Date of last modification.|
|Time||Time of last modification.|
|Permissions||Indicates ability to read or write a job.|
|Form||Form queue number.|
|Copies||Number of copies set.|
|Status||Job status information (similar to list-peqs).|
|Prio||Indicates printing priority within a form queue.|
The spooler account holds a Q-pointer with the file definition attribute set to qs. This signals the save processor to dump the spooler header information and the spooler job itself to tape.
For example, from the dm account, type:
To open the dictionary, type:
u only dict peqs peqs
Print jobs will be saved to tape when a filesave is performed.
list peqs Page 1 Peqs 10:57:12 12 Feb 2003 peqs 1 2 3  3 items listed out of 3 items. u peqs 3 (r peqs ’3’ size = 167 01 .:list md md (p 02 Page 1 md 10:57:59 12 Feb 2003 03 04 md................... 05 06 md 07 08  1 items listed out of 1 items. 09 peqs ’3’ size = 167 filed