nqs2pbs man page

nqs2pbs — convert NQS job scripts to PBS


nqs2pbs nqs_script [pbs_script]


This utility converts a existing NQS job script to work with PBS and NQS. The existing script is copied and PBS directives, #PBS , are inserted prior to each NQS directive #QSUB or #@$ , in the original script.

Certain NQS date specification and options are not supported by PBS. A warning message will be displayed indicating the problem and the line of the script on which it occurred.

If any unrecognizable NQS directives are encountered, an error message is displayed.  The new PBS script will be deleted if any errors occur.



Specifies the file name of the NQS script to convert.  This file is not changed.


If specified, it is the name of the new PBS script.   If not specified, the new file name is nqs_script.new .


Converting NQS date specifications to the PBS form may result in a warning message and an incompleted converted date.  PBS does not support date specifications of "today", "tomorrow", or the name of the days of the week such as "Monday".  If any of these are encountered in a script, the PBS specification will contain only the time portion of the NQS specification, i.e. #PBS -a hhmm[.ss].   It is suggested that you specify the execution time on the qsub command line rather than in the script.

Note that PBS will interpret a time specification without a date in the following way:

PBS does not support time zone identifiers.  All times are taken as local time.

See Also



Local PBS