HP OpenVMS DCL Dictionary
Provides the password associated with the user name that you specify
with the JOB card when you submit a batch job through a card reader.
Although the PASSWORD card is required, the password on the card is
optional if the account has a null password.
The PASSWORD command is valid only in a batch job submitted
through a card reader and requires that a dollar sign ($) precede the
PASSWORD command on the card.
To change your password, use the SET PASSWORD command. For information
on this command, see the description of SET PASSWORD.
Specifies the password associated with the user name specified with the
JOB command. The password can be 1 to 31 characters long.
If you are submitting the job from an account with a null password,
omit the password specifier on the PASSWORD card.
The PASSWORD command is used in conjunction with the JOB command. The
JOB card identifies the user submitting the batch job through a card
reader and is followed by a PASSWORD card giving the password. The
password is checked by the system to verify that it matches the
password associated with the user name on the JOB card. If the
passwords do not match, the job is rejected.
Note that you might want to suppress printing when you originally
keypunch the PASSWORD card to prohibit other users from seeing the
password when the PASSWORD card is in use.
The JOB and PASSWORD commands precede a batch job submitted from the
card reader. An EOJ command marks the end of the job.