We run numerous PxPlus cron jobs on our RedHat server, and many of those programs can also be run on-demand in a regular session. Some of these programs have INPUT statements, and while we try to program them to skip INPUT statements when the user is "batch", we sometimes miss some of them. This causes the cron process to hang, and it even appears to slow the system down.
Is there a system parameter that would issue a RELEASE if an INPUT statement is encountered in a cron job? I figure the answer is No, and I don't even know how it would know it is a cron job, but my associate wanted me to post the question.