Checking the Status of a PBS Job

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Last Updated: June 28, 2018

Checking Job Status

First, make sure you have loaded the shared and Torque modules:

module load shared
module load torque/6.0.2

After you've submitted a job, you can check the status of your job in the queue using the qstat command. Issuing this command alone will return the status of every job currently managed by the scheduler. As a result we recommend narrowing the results by user name or job number:

qstat <your_job_number>


qstat -u <your_user_name>

Or, for a full list of options available to the qsub command issue:

man qstat


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