[torqueusers] 0-size .o and .e files?

Gus Correa gus at ldeo.columbia.edu
Wed Nov 19 17:06:35 MST 2008

Andrew J Caird wrote:

> On Wed, 19 Nov 2008, Garrick Staples wrote:
>> On Wed, Nov 19, 2008 at 01:57:01PM -0500, Andrew J Caird alleged:
>>> Is there a way to have torque simply not create (or not copy back) 
>>> 0-size .e and .o files?
>> If we did that, then users would wonder if there was any output.  
>> They wouldn't be able to distinguish between an error or success.
>> You can merge the files together with -k to reduce the number of files.
> Yes, they would wonder that.  Except for the one guy who asked for it. ;)
> Thanks.
> --andy
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Maybe you can use a torque epilogue script  to delete the empty .o .e 
files for that user:

However, for a single user, a "cron" shell script to sweep his directories
and get rid of empty files, say, once a day, may be a more sensible 

Gus Correa

Gustavo J. Ponce Correa, PhD - Email: gus at ldeo.columbia.edu
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory - Columbia University
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