Manual Reference Pages - QDEL (1)
qdel - delete pbs batch job
qdel [-a] [-c] [-m message] [-p] [-t array_range] [-W delay] job_identifier...
qdel command deletes jobs in the order in which
their job identifiers are presented to the command.
A job is deleted by sending a
Delete Job batch request to the batch server that owns the job.
A job that has been deleted is no longer subject to management by
A batch job may be deleted by its owner, the batch operator, or the
A batch job being deleted by a server will be sent a
SIGTERM signal following by a
SIGKILL signal. The time delay between the two signals is an attribute of the
execution queue from which the job was run (settable by the administrator).
This delay may be overridden by the
See the PBS ERS section 22.214.171.124, "Delete Job Request", for more information.
Specify the delay between the sending of the SIGTERM and SIGKILL
signals. The argument
specifies a unsigned integer number of seconds.
This option is an extension to POSIX 1003.2d.
Request the job(s) be deleted asynchronously, which for a Running job means that the reply will return before the MOM is requested to delete the job. Note -- due to limitations on a single-threaded server, qdel -a all and qdel all are the same
Clean up unreported jobs from the server. This should only be used if the
scheduler is unable to purge unreported jobs. This option is only available
to a batch operator or the batch administrator.
Forcibly purge the job from the server. This should only be used if a running job will not exit because its allocated nodes are unreachable. The admin should make every attempt at resolving the problem on the nodes. If a jobs mother superior recovers after purging the job, any epilogue scripts may still run. This option is only available to a batch operator or the batch administrator.
Specify a comment to be included in the email. The argument
specifies the comment to send. This option is only available to a batch operator or the batch administrator.
The array_range argument is an integer id or a range of integers. Multiple ids
or id ranges can be combined in a comma delimted list. Examples: -t 1-100 or
If an array range isnt specified, the command tries to operate on the entire
array. The command acts on the array (or specified range of the array) just as
it would on an individual job.
The qdel command accepts one or more
operands of the form:
See the description under "Job Identifier" in section 2.7.6 in this ERS.
The qdel command will write a diagnostic messages to standard error for each
Upon successful processing of all the operands presented to the
qdel command, the exit status will be a value of zero.
If the qdel command fails to process any operand, the
command exits with a value greater than zero.
qsub(1B), qsig(1B), and pbs_deljob(3B)
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