When a NQS job starts up, an environmental variable called WORKDIR is set. This is the pathname of a unique directory created for the running job. The directory is located on the machine on which the job is running. It has at least 200 MB ytes of free space. Users should include in their job submission script a line as:
and should write their output on the local disk. When the main executable finishes, users should copy ( cp) produced files over NFS to their directories. When a user's job script ends, NQS will remove the ( WORKDIR ) directory.
If the copy procedure fails, it is possible to keep for a short period of time this working directory in order to (re)issue the copy command. For this purpose, the file: