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

SCIPIONI Roberto SCIPIONI.Roberto at nims.go.jp
Thu Dec 11 01:40:06 MST 2008


I have also noticed hat names of jobs which begin with numbers are not allowed
to be submitted in PBS scripts

Is it a related bug ?


Roberto Scipioni

----- Original Message -----
From: Chris Samuel <csamuel at vpac.org>
Date: Wednesday, December 10, 2008 10:24 pm
Subject: [torqueusers] Bug: Torque can't handle email addresses with apostrophes in

> 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.
> -- 
> Christopher Samuel - (03) 9925 4751 - Systems Manager
> The Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing
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