01-31-2018 05:42 PM
Hello - when we use sasgsub command to run job in batch mode (sas test.sas) and when have x cmd to output results in form of .lst or whatever, its not running - just doing nothing. this is happening with new environment (sas 9.4 grid/Linux). example,
x env | sort > /userhome-dir/test.lst;
where to look to allow xcmd command?
01-31-2018 08:09 PM
Allow XCMD must be enabled. You can do this either in Management Console in options for the various sas servers or set -XCMD in your sasv9.cfg usermods file.
01-31-2018 10:16 PM
on old environment we have -xcmd mentioned in sasbatch.sh - its working fine (we didn't mentioned -xcmd in sasv9.conf). however, in new environment we are going to use sasgsub so i am not sure where it needs to be.
02-01-2018 09:27 AM
XCMD Enables the X command in SAS.
I believe when we use sasgsub -gridsubmitpgm command to run sas job, x command interpret differently.
I was trying running it with systask but no luck.
systask command "mkdir /user-home-dir/test";
02-02-2018 12:55 AM
XCMD is a Base SAS thing, not a SASGSUB thing, so regardless of how you invoke SAS, if the SAS session is XCMD enabled, like you have verified, then you should be good.
Just humor me and put your OS command in quotes, like below:
x 'env | sort > /userhome-dir/test.lst';
Also, have you tried running this command on the UNIX command line with the same user that runs the SAS job ?