Using Variables in SLURM Jobs

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Passing variables into a job at submission

It is possible to pass variables into a SLURM job when you submit the job using the --export flag. For example to pass the value of the variables A and b into the job script named jobscript.sbatch you can use:

sbatch --export=A=5,b='test' jobscript.sbatch

Using variables to set SLURM job name and output files

SLURM does not support using variables in the #SBATCH lines within a job script. However, values passed from the command line have precedence over values defined in the job script. So the job name and output/error files can be passed on the sbatch command line:

A=5
b='test'
sbatch --job-name=$A.$b.run --output=$A.$b.out --export=A=$A,b=$b jobscript.sbatch