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qdel — delete Sun Grid Engine jobs from queues

Syntax

qdel [ -f ] [ -help ] [ -u wc_user_list ] [ wc_job_range_list ] [ -t task_id_range ]

Description

Qdel provides a means for a user/operator/manager to delete one or more jobs. A manager/operator can delete jobs belonging to any user, while a regular user can only delete his or her own jobs. If a manager wants to delete another user's job, the manager can specify the job id. If the manager is using a job name or pattern, he or she must also specify the user's name via "-u wc_user_list". A "qdel wc_job_name" will delete only the jobs of the calling user by default. Qdel deletes jobs in the order in which their job identifiers are presented. Find additional information concerning wc_user_list and wc_job_list in sge_types(1).

Options

-f
Force deletion of job(s). The job(s) are deleted from the list of jobs registered at sge_qmaster(8) even if the sge_execd(8) controlling the job(s) does not respond to the delete request sent by sge_qmaster(8).

Users which are neither Sun Grid Engine managers nor operators can only use the -f option (for their own jobs) if the cluster configuration entry qmaster_params contains the flag ENABLE_FORCED_QDEL (see sge_conf(5)). However, behavior for administrative and non-administrative users differs. Jobs are deleted from the Sun Grid Engine database immediately in case of administrators. Otherwise, a regular deletion is attempted first and a forced cancellation is only executed if the regular deletion was unsuccessful.

Additionally regular qdel requests can result in a forced deletion of a job if ENABLE_FORCED_QDEL_IF_UNKNOWN is set in the qmaster_params (see sge_conf(5))
-help
Prints a listing of all options.
-t
Deletes specified tasks of array job. It means tasks created by qsub -t command. For example after creating array job by command "qsub -t 1-100 $SGE_ROOT/examples/sleeper.sh" it is possible to delete tasks 5-10 from job array by command "qdel job_id -t 5-10". All other tasks (1-4 and 11-100) will be executed.
-u wc_user_list
Deletes only those jobs which were submitted by users specified in the list of usernames. For managers it is possible to use qdel -u "*" to delete all jobs of all users. If a manager wants to delete a specific job of a user, he has to specify the user and the job. If no job is specified all jobs from that user are deleted.
wc_job_range_list
A list of jobs, which should be deleted

Environmental Variables

SGE_ROOT
Specifies the location of the Sun Grid Engine standard configuration files.
SGE_CELL

If set, specifies the default Sun Grid Engine cell. To address a Sun Grid Engine cell qdel uses (in the order of precedence):

The name of the cell specified in the environment variable SGE_CELL, if it is set.

The name of the default cell, i.e. default.

SGE_DEBUG_LEVEL
If set, specifies that debug information should be written to stderr. In addition the level of detail in which debug information is generated is defined.
SGE_QMASTER_PORT
If set, specifies the tcp port on which sge_qmaster(8) is expected to listen for communication requests. Most installations will use a services map entry for the service "sge_qmaster" instead to define that port.

Files

<sge_root>/<cell>/common/act_qmaster
	Sun Grid Engine master host file

See Also

sge_intro(1), qstat(1), qsub(1), sge_qmaster(8), sge_execd(8).

Info

$Date: 2009/05/28 16:56:18 $ SGE 6.2u5 Sun Grid Engine User Commands