pbs_sigjob (3) - Linux Man Pages

pbs_sigjob: send a signal to a pbs batch job


pbs_sigjob - send a signal to a pbs batch job


#include <pbs_error.h>
#include <pbs_ifl.h>

int pbs_sigjob(int connect, char *job_id, char *signal, char *extend)

int pbs_sigjobasync(int connect, char *job_id, char *signal, 
char *extend)


Issue a batch request to send a signal to a batch job.

A Signal Job batch request is generated and sent to the server over the connection specified by which is the return value of pbs_connect(). If the batch job is in the running state, the batch server will send the job the signal number corresponding to the signal named in When the asynchronous pbs_sigjobasync() call is used, the server will reply before passing the signal request to the pbs_mom.

The argument, identifies which job is to be signaled, it is specified in the form:

If the name of the signal is not a recognized signal name on the execution host, no signal is sent and an error is returned. If the job is not in the running state, no signal is sent and an error is returned.

The parameter, is reserved for implementation defined extensions.


When the batch request generated by the pbs_sigjob() or pbs_sigjobasync() function has been completed successfully by a batch server, the routine will return 0 (zero). Otherwise, a non zero error is returned. The error number is also set in pbs_errno.


qsig(1B) and pbs_connect(3B)