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QSIG(1P)                POSIX Programmer's Manual               QSIG(1P)

PROLOG         top

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NAME         top

       qsig — signal batch jobs

SYNOPSIS         top

       qsig [-s signal] job_identifier...

DESCRIPTION         top

       To signal a batch job is to send a signal to the session leader
       of the batch job. A batch job is signaled by sending a request to
       the batch server that manages the batch job. The qsig utility is
       a user-accessible batch client that requests the signaling of a
       batch job.

       The qsig utility shall signal those batch jobs for which a batch
       job_identifier is presented to the utility. The qsig utility
       shall not signal any batch jobs whose batch job_identifiers are
       not presented to the utility.

       The qsig utility shall signal batch jobs in the order in which
       the corresponding batch job_identifiers are presented to the
       utility. If the qsig utility fails to process a batch
       job_identifier successfully, the utility shall proceed to process
       the remaining batch job_identifiers, if any.

       The qsig utility shall signal batch jobs by sending a Signal Job
       Request to the batch server that manages the batch job.

       For each successfully processed batch job_identifier, the qsig
       utility shall have received a completion reply to each Signal Job
       Request sent to a batch server at the time the utility exits.

OPTIONS         top

       The qsig utility shall conform to the Base Definitions volume of
       POSIX.1‐2017, Section 12.2, Utility Syntax Guidelines.

       The following option shall be supported by the implementation:

       -s signal Define the signal to be sent to the batch job.

                 The qsig utility shall accept a signal option-argument
                 that is either a symbolic signal name or an unsigned
                 integer signal number (see the POSIX.1‐1990 standard,
                 Section The qsig utility shall accept signal
                 names for which the SIG prefix has been omitted.

                 If the signal option-argument is a signal name, the
                 qsig utility shall send that name.

                 If the signal option-argument is a number, the qsig
                 utility shall send the signal value represented by the

                 If the -s option is not presented to the qsig utility,
                 the utility shall send the signal SIGTERM to each
                 signaled batch job.

OPERANDS         top

       The qsig utility shall accept one or more operands that conform
       to the syntax for a batch job_identifier (see Section 3.3.1,
       Batch Job Identifier).

STDIN         top

       Not used.

INPUT FILES         top



       The following environment variables shall affect the execution of

       LANG      Provide a default value for the internationalization
                 variables that are unset or null. (See the Base
                 Definitions volume of POSIX.1‐2017, Section 8.2,
                 Internationalization Variables the precedence of
                 internationalization variables used to determine the
                 values of locale categories.)

       LC_ALL    If set to a non-empty string value, override the values
                 of all the other internationalization variables.

       LC_CTYPE  Determine the locale for the interpretation of
                 sequences of bytes of text data as characters (for
                 example, single-byte as opposed to multi-byte
                 characters in arguments).

                 Determine the locale that should be used to affect the
                 format and contents of diagnostic messages written to
                 standard error.

       LOGNAME   Determine the login name of the user.



STDOUT         top

       An implementation of the qsig utility may write informative
       messages to standard output.

STDERR         top

       The standard error shall be used only for diagnostic messages.

OUTPUT FILES         top




EXIT STATUS         top

       The following exit values shall be returned:

        0    Successful completion.

       >0    An error occurred.


       In addition to the default behavior, the qsig utility shall not
       be required to write a diagnostic message to standard error when
       the error reply received from a batch server indicates that the
       batch job_identifier does not exist on the server. Whether or not
       the qsig utility waits to output the diagnostic message while
       attempting to locate the batch job on other servers is

       The following sections are informative.



EXAMPLES         top


RATIONALE         top

       The qsig utility allows users to signal batch jobs.

       A user may be unable to signal a batch job with the kill utility
       of the operating system for a number of reasons. First, the
       process ID of the batch job may be unknown to the user. Second,
       the processes of the batch job may be on a remote node. However,
       by virtue of communication between batch nodes, the qsig utility
       can arrange for the signaling of a process.

       Because a batch job that is not running cannot be signaled, and
       because the signal may not terminate the batch job, the qsig
       utility is not a substitute for the qdel utility.

       The options of the qsig utility allow the user to specify the
       signal that is to be sent to the batch job.

       The -s option allows users to specify a signal by name or by
       number, and thus override the default signal. The POSIX.1‐1990
       standard defines signals by both name and number.

       The qsig utility is a new utility, vis-a-vis existing practice;
       it has been defined in this volume of POSIX.1‐2017 in response to
       user-perceived shortcomings in existing practice.


       The qsig utility may be removed in a future version.

SEE ALSO         top

       Chapter 3, Batch Environment Services, kill(1p), qdel(1p)

       The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1‐2017, Chapter 8,
       Environment Variables, Section 12.2, Utility Syntax Guidelines

COPYRIGHT         top

       Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic
       form from IEEE Std 1003.1-2017, Standard for Information
       Technology -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The
       Open Group Base Specifications Issue 7, 2018 Edition, Copyright
       (C) 2018 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics
       Engineers, Inc and The Open Group.  In the event of any
       discrepancy between this version and the original IEEE and The
       Open Group Standard, the original IEEE and The Open Group
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