[slurm-users] slurm and dates?

Michael Di Domenico mdidomenico4 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 26 10:09:38 MST 2018

actually, according to the slurm folks, you can set SLURM_TIME_FORMAT
to whatever you want.  so prefacing

SLURM_TIME_FORMAT=%s scontrol show job

outputs all the time fields in epoch time...

On Mon, Feb 26, 2018 at 8:35 AM, Andy Riebs <andy.riebs at hpe.com> wrote:
>> 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...
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