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qdel - delete Sun Grid Engine jobs from queues
qdel [ -f ] [ -help ] [ -u wc_user_list ] [ wc_job_range_list ] [ -t
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).
-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.
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
A list of jobs, which should be deleted
SGE_ROOT Specifies the location of the Sun Grid Engine standard
SGE_CELL If set, specifies the default Sun Grid Engine cell. To
address a Sun Grid Engine cell qdel uses (in the order
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.
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.
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.
Sun Grid Engine master host file
sge_intro(1), qstat(1), qsub(1), sge_qmaster(8), sge_execd(8).
See sge_intro(1) for a full statement of rights and permissions.