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What are the most commonly used Grid Engine Commands?

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Sun Grid Engine has a large set of programs that let the user submit/delete jobs, check job status, and have information about available queues and environments. For the normal user the knowledge of the following basic commands should be sufficient to get started with Grid Engine and have full control of his jobs:

qconf:

Shows (-s) the user the configurations and access permissions only.

For example qconf -sql will give you a list of all available queues.

qdel:

Gives the user the ability to delete his own jobs only.

qhost:

Displays status information about Sun Grid Engine execution hosts.

qmod:

Modify the status of your jobs (like suspend/resume).

qmon:

Provides the X-windows GUI command interface.

qstat:

Provides a status listing of all jobs and queues associated with the cluster.

qsub:

Is the user interface for submitting a job to Grid Engine.

All these commands come with many options and switches and are also available with the GUI QMON. They all have detailed man pages

(e.g. ">man qsub"), and are documented in the Sun Grid Engine 6 User's Guide.(about 2.2 MB)