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BATCH job default directory

The Question is:

It should be in the FAQ, but I did not find it.
How do I make a batch job to start in the directory of
the command file? in other words, how do I change the
submit command, such that I could avoid the "set def"
at the beginning of every batch job?
  Thank you very much

The Answer is:

    This code could be executed in LOGIN.COM in the F$MODE().EQS."BATCH"
  section. Thus every batch job would have it's default set to the location
  of the batch procedure. Not a real good plan for shared procedures, but
  if that's what the user wants, DCL can do it.

$ file = f$getqui("display_file","FILE_SPECIFICATION",,"this_job")
$ set default 'f$parse(file,,,"NODE")''f$parse(file,,,"DEVICE")''f$parse(file,,,"DIRECTORY")'
$ show default