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Old 02-16-2010
Question Job Status for running shell script


I am running a shell script whose execution often takes several hours to complete. Is there way I can get some kind of status update as the job is running? Something as simple as the start and the current time stamp.

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Old 02-16-2010
Bug A strange approach...

Add a line of code to the beginning of your shell script, something like:
touch ~\my_script_is_running.txt

and at end
rm ~\my_script_is_running.txt

That way, if you see the file you will know your script is running and when it started.
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Old 02-17-2010

Hi JoeyG,

Thanks for your suggestion. Since my jobs are submitted to a farm, I do get an update as to when it started and what is the completion time + memory usage and so on.


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