Purpose: Use the MODIFY command to pass information to a job or started task. Note that you can communicate with a currently running program only if it was designed to recognize input from the MODIFY command. If the program does not recognize the input specified on the MODIFY command, MVS issues message IEE342I MODIFY
The parameters for this command are:
One of the following:
– If JOBNAME= was specified, jobname is the name specified on the JOBNAME= parameter.
– If JOBNAME= was not specified and the source JCL for the started task is a job, jobname is the name specified on the JCL JOB statement.
– If JOBNAME= was not specified and the source JCL for the started task is a procedure, jobname is the member name.
You can use asterisk notation to specify more than one job or started task on the MODIFY command. See "Using Asterisks in MODIFY Commands" on page 4-271 for more information.
The identifier assigned to the job or started task.
Use one of the following types of identifiers:
When you specify a device number that could be mistaken for the device name, precede the device number with a slash. The slash is optional with a 3-digit device number.
If no identifier was specified, the identifier "STARTING" is temporarily assigned until the system can assign another according to the following order of precedence:
Program parameters passed to the started program.
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