[GE users] Jobs starting with a number

Reuti reuti at staff.uni-marburg.de
Wed Nov 2 08:36:28 GMT 2005

Hi Jeroen,

Am 02.11.2005 um 08:58 schrieb Jeroen M. Kleijer:

> Hi all,
> Every now and then I get a user who claims his jobs aren't started  
> and usually it ammounts to them having given the job a name that  
> starts with a number instead of a letter. They adjust it and the  
> jobs then goes as expected.
> However, I'm still quite curious what the decision was on why a job  
> could not start with a number. One of our applications, Msc.Marc,  
> breaks down a job-file for mupltiple cpus and prefixes every new  
> jobfile with a number. This in its turn gets submitted but the  
> fails so multi-cpu computing using this application doesn't work.
> Is there any way to get around this?

at least it's easy for e.g. qdel: begins with a number -> jobnumber,  
begins with a letter -> jobname.

But you could write a wrapper, which submits the job with "-N  
aynthing". The script may start with a digit, only the SGE name not.

Cheers - Reuti

> Met vriendelijke groeten / Kind regards
> Jeroen Kleijer
> Unix Systeembeheer
> Philips Applied Technologies

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