What is a Z/OS started task?



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What is a Z/OS started task?

Postby Subha123 » Thu Sep 04, 2008 12:07 am

Hi,

Can anybody please tell me what ia a Z/OS started task?

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Re: What is a Z/OS started task?

Postby dick scherrer » Thu Sep 04, 2008 12:54 am

Hello Subha and welcome to the sorums,

Started tasks are initiated by a "start" command rather than being intiated by the submission of a JOB.
Hope this helps,
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Re: What is a Z/OS started task?

Postby MrSpock » Thu Sep 04, 2008 1:11 am

An address space that runs unattended as the result of a START command. Started tasks are generally used for critical applications. The UNIX equivelent is a daemon.
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Re: What is a Z/OS started task?

Postby Subha123 » Thu Sep 04, 2008 6:26 pm

Thanks Dick, MrSpock. This indeed helped. And also want to thank for the warm welcome into the forums.
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Re: What is a Z/OS started task?

Postby MrSpock » Thu Sep 04, 2008 8:06 pm

Subha123, if you have a need to know about similar topics, I'd recommend that you read the document from IBM titled "z/OS Basics".
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