Z Command - Halt Printer

Use this Z command to halt a printer and prevents it from selecting new files.
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Use this Z command to halt a printer and prevents it from selecting new files.
This command has the following syntax:
Z,
nodename
  • nodename
    Defines the name of the printer node to be halted.
When the printer has completed printing the current file (if any), it enters the halted state and will no longer select files for output processing. The printer does not terminate its session with ESF but merely enters a logical "waiting for work" state. A printer which is halted can have its processing characteristics changed (see T command). The printer also enters halted state when it has a pending from setup. The printer can be started again using the S command.
Example
This example halts the printer DEPTPRT1.
Z,DEPTPRT1