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Re: Aborting remote jobs with GNU parallel?

From: Ole Tange
Subject: Re: Aborting remote jobs with GNU parallel?
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 08:33:24 +0700

On Wed, Jul 11, 2012 at 4:04 PM, Angel de Vicente <> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm just testing GNU parallel, and it looks very nice. But I have a
> problem with very long running jobs, which at some point I would like to
> abort. If I do Ctrl-c to parallel, the jobs will continue to run
> remotely, and then I have to manually kill them. Searching in the
> archives, I found a suggestion to run 'ssh -t', but in my case that
> doesn't seem to solve the problem. Is there any "standard" way to abort
> a parallel submission, so that the remote processes are killed cleanly?

No. The closest we have gotten to a solution is described on:

but if CTRL-C is not killing your jobs, then that will not work either.


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