More Commands

qstat for checking job status

The command qstat is used to check the status of your submitted jobs. The simplest usage is


which would give information similar to the following:

qstat also accepts command line arguments, for instance, the following usage gives more detailed information regarding jobs.

$ qstat -a

This shows you job id, job owner, the queue where each job is in, the name of each job, job session id, number of node(s) of each job runs on, number of cores (tsk) of each job and memory size of each job takes, requested walltime, the status of each job (R corresponds to running, Q corresponds to in queue ), and the time consumed by each job.

qdel for cancelling a job

To cancel a PBS job, enter the following command.

$ qdel 589

will delete the job with job id 589

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