qdel - delete pbs batch job
qdel [-a] [-c] [-m message] [-p] [-t array_range] [-W delay] job_identifier...
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 batch services.
A batch job may be deleted by its owner, the batch operator, or the batch
A batch job being deleted by a server will be sent a SIGTERM
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 option.
See the PBS ERS section 22.214.171.124, "Delete Job Request", for more
- -W delay
- Specify the delay between the sending of the SIGTERM and SIGKILL signals.
The argument specifies a unsigned integer number of seconds.
- 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 job's 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.
- -m message
- 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
- -t array_range
- 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 -t 1,10,50-100
- If an array range isn't 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:
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)