I believe one has to ssh to the compute node and then “cd” into /var/spool/pbs or something to find your running job’s standard output. Is there a way to have standard output writting directly to the PBS_O_WORKDIR and have it update on the fly?
Please check the below from the PBS Professional Administrator guide https://www.altair.com/pdfs/pbsworks/PBSAdminGuide2020.1.pdf
- qsub -k oed
Note: if you have your /home common across PBS Server host and compute node(s). Then you can have this $usecp parameter populated in the $PBS_HOME/mom_priv/config as below
$usecp *:/home/ /home/
( restart the pbs_mom services on the compute node (s) )
Say userA, with home directory /home/userA submits a job (qsub -k oed pbsscript.sh) from this directory, then the standard out and standard error will be make available in the /home/userA when the job is in running state. If there an issues, then you will find it in the $PBS_HOME/mom_logs on the compute node , of why the stdout and stderr is not copied while the job is running.
Hope this helps
Consider looking at Chapter 3, “Job Input & Output Files”, in the PBS Professional User’s Guide: https://www.altair.com/pdfs/pbsworks/PBSUserGuide2020.1.pdf