STOP command

Use the STOP command to stop system functions and jobs in execution. Note that you can communicate with the currently running program only if it was designed to recognize the STOP command. If the program does not recognize the STOP command, MVS™ issues message IEE342I STOP REJECTED--TASK BUSY.

Note to Programmers: For more information, see the topic on communicating with a program using EXTRACT and QEDIT in z/OS MVS Programming: Authorized Assembler Services Guide.

The following figure lists tasks the STOP command can perform. Use it as an index to details about particular uses of the command.