[slurm-users] slurm and dates?

Andy Riebs andy.riebs at hpe.com
Mon Feb 26 06:35:27 MST 2018

> you can certainly query the system to see what the user has set

Alternatively, you can set your preferred timezone with the TZ 
environment variable when you issue your Slurm commands.

On 02/26/2018 08:31 AM, Michael Di Domenico wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 24, 2018 at 7:20 AM, Jessica Nettelblad
> <jessica.nettelblad at gmail.com> wrote:
>> So it seems to me, unix time is used for dates, which is then converted with
>> localtime for certain output to be readable for humans. Since Slurm is a C
>> program run in a Unix environment, that is also what I would expect.
> Thanks, the slurm folks also confirmed this is in fact how it works.
> What prompted me to ask the question was when you want to scrap the
> data and push it somewhere else you can't tell what zone the data is
> in.  when you pull in a date from a slurm command into say perl, there
> is no way to immediately tell what zone the date is in.  of course you
> can certainly query the system to see what the user has set.  but to
> me this is a little muddy.
> i'd prefer the dates either come out in UTC or have a timezone
> appended to the output, though i suspect that's easier said then
> done...

Andy Riebs
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