[torquedev] Bug: Torque can't handle email addresses with apostrophes in

Garrick Staples garrick at usc.edu
Wed Dec 10 23:32:00 MST 2008

On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 05:24:23PM +1100, Chris Samuel alleged:
> Hi all,
> Just come across an "interesting" bug in Torque.
> A user who has an email address with an apostrophe (')
> in it was trying to submit jobs and getting the following
> rather cryptic error:
> $ qsub test.sh
> qsub: unmatched
> This is because Torque constructs a fake command line
> from all the #PBS lines in your script.  It then parses
> the list to check you don't have any unmatched quotes
> in it and throws that error..
> Problem is that ' is perfectly legal in an email address.
> I've tried escaping the ' as \' and jobs get submitted,
> but then the emails to the user that they've requested
> never get sent or received.

How about using double quotes around the email address?

Garrick Staples, GNU/Linux HPCC SysAdmin
University of Southern California

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