HP OpenVMS Systems Documentation
HP OpenVMS DCL Dictionary
Assigns, or redirects, a logical queue to a single execution queue. The ASSIGN/QUEUE command can be used only with printer or terminal queues.
ASSIGN/QUEUE queue-name[:] logical-queue-name[:]
The ASSIGN/QUEUE command sets up a one-to-one correspondence between a logical queue and an execution queue. Jobs submitted to the logical queue are always queued to the specified execution queue for eventual printing.
$ INITIALIZE/QUEUE/DEFAULT=FLAG=ONE/START LPA0 $ INITIALIZE/QUEUE TEST_QUEUE $ ASSIGN/QUEUE LPA0 TEST_QUEUE $ START/QUEUE TEST_QUEUE
This example first initializes and starts the printer queue LPA0. The LPA0 queue is set to have a flag page precede each job. The second INITIALIZE/QUEUE command creates the logical queue TEST_QUEUE. The ASSIGN/QUEUE command assigns the logical queue TEST_QUEUE to the printer queue LPA0. The START/QUEUE command starts the logical queue.
$ INITIALIZE/QUEUE/START LPB0
The ASSIGN/QUEUE command is not needed in this example because a logical queue is not being initialized. A printer queue is being initialized; LPB0 is the name of a line printer. After you enter the INITIALIZE/QUEUE/START command, jobs can be queued to LPB0 for printing.