[slurm-users] Tiny feature request: sacct.1 man page should list SACCT_FORMAT

John Marshall John.W.Marshall at glasgow.ac.uk
Wed Jun 26 10:23:33 UTC 2019

I have had $SQUEUE_FORMAT set in my environment for a long time, but have only today learnt that sacct will also listen to an environment variable to set a default output format. Previously I had only looked for it in the Environment Variables section of the sacct man page, which doesn't list it; today I noticed that $SACCT_FORMAT is mentioned under -o in the main body of the man page.

It would be good to add it to the list of influential environment variables, e.g., as below.


diff --git a/doc/man/man1/sacct.1 b/doc/man/man1/sacct.1
index d6c3012552..2db283c691 100644
--- a/doc/man/man1/sacct.1
+++ b/doc/man/man1/sacct.1
@@ -1037,6 +1037,9 @@ Commandline options will always override these settings.)
 Same as \fB\-\-federation\fR
+Same as \fB\-o\fR, \fB\-\-format\fR
 Same as \fB\-\-local\fR

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