[slurm-users] [External] Re: About sacct --format: how can I get info about the fields

Prentice Bisbal pbisbal at pppl.gov
Thu Mar 4 16:16:48 UTC 2021

They're also listed on the sacct online man page:


Scroll down until you see the text box with the white text on a black 
background - you can't miss it.

Also,  depending how your parsing the output, you might want to skip 
printing out the headers, which can be done with the -n or --noheader 
options. For the link above:

> *-n**,* *--noheader*
>     No heading will be added to the output. The default action is to
>     display a header. 
However, I recommend leaving the headers in until you're sure you have 
your format syntax correct, to make sure you're getting all the columns 
you expect.


On 3/3/2021 10:54 PM, Brian Andrus wrote:
> man sacct shows us:
> -e, --helpformat
>     Print a list of fields that can be specified with the --format 
> option.
> Brian Andrus
> On 3/3/2021 5:42 PM, xiaojinghu93 at 163.com wrote:
>> Hello, guys,
>> I am doing a parsing job on the output of the sacct command and I 
>> know that the —format option can specify the fields you'd like to be 
>> outputted.
>> The difficulty I am facing is that I am in lack of info about the 
>> fields. For example, what are the possible values for those fields? 
>> What are the default values of the fields if slurm doesn’t  have it? 
>> Is there any detailed documentation about those fields?
>> Any help is greatly appreciated!
>> Best Regards,
>> Xiaojing
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