How do I check my job output while it is running?

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After submitting your job to the cluster, you want to see the output that it generates.

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There are two simple ways to do this:

  • qpeek: Use the tool qpeek to check the job's output. Syntax of the command is:
    qpeek <jobid>
  • Redirect your output to a file: To do this you need to edit the main command in your jobscript as shown below. Please note the redirection command starting with the greater than (>) sign.
    myapplication ...other arguments... > "${PBS_JOBID}.output"
    On any front-end, go to the working directory of the job and scan the output file.
    tail "<jobid>.output"
    Make sure to replace <jobid> with an appropriate jobid.
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