qmsg - send message to pbs batch jobs
qmsg [-E] [-O] message_string job_identifier ...
To send a message to a job is to write a message string into one or more output
files of the job. Typically this is done to leave an informative message in
the output of the job.
command writes messages into the files of jobs by sending a
batch request to the batch server that owns the job. The
qmsg command does not directly write the message into the files of the job.
- Specifies that the message is written to the standard error of each
- Specifies that the message is written to the standard output of each
If neither the nor the option is specified, the message will be written to the
standard error of the job.
The first operand, is the message to be written. If the string contains blanks,
the string must be quoted. If the final character of the string is not a
newline, a newline character will be added when written to the job's file.
All following operands are which specify the jobs to receive the message string.
The qmsg command accepts one or more operands of the form:
The qmsg command will write a diagnostic message to standard error for each
Upon successful processing of all the operands presented to the qmsg command,
the exit status will be a value of zero.
If the qmsg command fails to process any operand, the command exits with a value
greater than zero.