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ARC Clean


The arcclean command removes a job from the remote cluster.


arcclean [options] [job ...]


-a,  --all

all jobs

-j,  --joblist=filename

the file storing information about active jobs (default ~/.arc/jobs.xml)

-i,  --jobids-from-file=filename

a file containing a list of jobIDs

-c,  --cluster=name

select one or more computing elements: name can be an alias for a single CE, a group of CEs or a URL

-r,  --rejectmanagement=URL

skip jobs which are on a computing element with a given URL

-s,  --status=statusstr

only select jobs whose status is statusstr

-f,  --force

removes the job from the local list of jobs even if the job is not found in the cluster's information system

-P,  --listplugins

list the available plugins

-t,  --timeout=seconds

timeout in seconds (default 20)

-z,  --conffile=filename

configuration file (default ~/.arc/client.conf)

-d,  --debug=debuglevel


-v,  --version

print version information

-?,  --help

print help


job ...

list of jobids and/or jobnames

Extended Description

The arcclean command removes a job from the remote cluster. Only jobs that have finished can be removed. The job can be referred to either by the jobid that was returned by arcsub(1) at submission time or by its jobname if the job description that was submitted contained a jobname attribute.

More than one jobid and/or jobname can be given. If several jobs were submitted with the same jobname all those jobs are removed. If the --joblist option is used the list of jobs is read from a file with the specified filename. By specifying the --all option, all active jobs can be removed.

The --cluster option can be used to select or reject jobs at specific clusters. See arcsub(1) for a discussion of the format of arguments to this option. The --status option can be used to select jobs in a specific state. These options can be repeated several times. See arstat(1) for possible state values.

The --force option removes the job from your local list of jobs even if the job can not be found in the remote information system. Jobs not appearing in the remote information system can also be removed from the local list by specifying the --status option with value Undefined.



Some options can be given default values by specifying them in the ARC client configuration file. By using the --conffile option a different configuration file can be used than the default.


This a local list of the user's active jobs. When a job is successfully submitted it is added to this list and when it is removed from the remote cluster it is removed from this list. This list is used as the list of all active jobs when the user specifies the --all option to the various NorduGrid ARC user interface commands. By using the --joblist option a different file can be used than the default.

Environment Variables


The location of the user's Grid proxy file. Shouldn't be set unless the proxy is in a non-standard location.


The location where ARC is installed can be specified by this variable. If not specified the install location will be determined from the path to the command being executed, and if this fails a WARNING will be given stating the location which will be used.


The location of ARC plugins can be specified by this variable. Multiple locations can be specified by separating them by : (; in Windows). The default location is $ARC_LOCATION/lib/arc (\ in Windows).


ARC software is developed by the NorduGrid Collaboration  (http://www.nordugrid.org), please consult the AUTHORS file distributed with  ARC. Please report bugs and feature requests to http://bugzilla.nordugrid.org

See Also

arccat(1), arccp(1), arcget(1), arcinfo(1), arckill(1), arcls(1), arcmkdir(1), arcproxy(1), arcrenew(1), arcresub(1), arcresume(1), arcrm(1), arcstat(1), arcsub(1), arcsync(1), arctest(1)

Referenced By

arccat(1), arcget(1), arcinfo(1), arckill(1), arcproxy(1), arcrenew(1), arcresub(1), arcresume(1), arcstat(1), arcsub(1), arcsync(1), arctest(1).

2024-07-08 NorduGrid ARC 6.20.1 NorduGrid Users Manual