when I type qstat -h, I get the following option

   [-s {p|r|s|z|hu|ho|hs|hd|hj|ha|h|a}] show pending, running, suspended, zombie jobs,
                                      jobs with a user/operator/system/array-dependency hold, 
                                      jobs with a start time in future or any combination only.
                                      h is an abbreviation for huhohshdhjha
                                      a is an abbreviation for prsh

What in the world is huhohshdhjha????

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    Best relevant gibberish question title ever! – Dan Dec 14 '12 at 23:33
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    I nearly thought it was spam. – Tom O'Connor Dec 17 '12 at 20:53

From the man page:

-s {p|r|s|z|hu|ho|hs|hd|hj|ha|h|a}[+]

Prints only jobs in the specified state, any combination of states is possible. -s prs corresponds to the regular qstat output without -s at all. To show recently finished jobs, use -s z. To display jobs in user/operator/system/array-dependency hold, use the -s hu/ho/hs/hd option. The -s ha option shows jobs which where submitted with the qsub -a command. qstat -s hj displays all jobs which are not eligible for execution unless the job has entries in the job dependency list. qstat -s h is an abbreviation for qstat -s huhohshdhjha and qstat -s a is an abbreviation for qstat -s psr (see -a, -hold_jid and -hold_jid_ad options to

Emphasis added.

It's a combination of the hu, ho, hs, hd, hj and ha states, and is abbreviated as qstat -s h, which seems much perferable to typing all those options out. In practical terms, it's the option to print all the jobs that are on hold. hu == user hold, ho == operator hold, hs == system hold, etc.


I assume huhohshdhjha is the combination of the options hu, ho, hs, hd, hj, and ha, as this is a general way of combining command line options.

A random other example:

netstat -ntlp

Then one can ask likewise: "what the heck is the ntlp option? It's not in the manpage!"

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