[torqueusers] output file path

Garrick Staples garrick at usc.edu
Mon Sep 25 13:57:19 MDT 2006

On Mon, Sep 25, 2006 at 03:41:38PM -0400, Brock Palen alleged:
> We have a user who needs their output files to go to a specific  
> directory on the local node.
> He specified the paths with:
> #PBS -o /atlas/data08/OSG/usatlas1/output
> #PBS -e /atlas/data08/OSG/usatlas1/error
> But the node is trying to scp it back to the submit host per the  
> message:
> Unable to copy file /var/spool/PBS/spool/34696.nyx.e.OU to
> usatlas1 at gate02.grid.umich.edu:/atlas/data08/OSG/usatlas1/output
> But according to the qsub manpage:
> <snip>
> Where path_name specifies an absolute path name, then the qsub will  
> supply
>                       the name of the host on which it is executing  
> for the hostname.
> </snip>
> Doesn't this sound like it says it will copy on the local host?  Not  
> try to copy back to the submit host?

No, 'qsub' is supplying the hostname where *it* is executing; meaning,
wher eyou ran qsub.

Just explicitly add localhost: to the path to get what you want.

Garrick Staples, Linux/HPCC Administrator
University of Southern California
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