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helios_job_submit.pl - Submit a job to the Helios job processing system from the cmd line


 helios_job_submit.pl [--verbose] [--no-validate] I<jobclass> [I<jobargs>]

 helios_job_submit.pl MyService "<job>params><myarg1>myvalue1</myarg1></params></job>"

 helios_job_submit.pl --help


Use helios_job_submit.pl to submit a job to the Helios job processing system from the command line or a shell script. In the simplest form, 2 options are required. The first parameter is the jobtype (usually the name of your service), and the second is the XML string representing the job's arguments. If the second parameter is not given, helios_job_submit.pl will read the job argument string from STDIN. If the job submission is successful, the command will exit with an exitstatus of 0. If unsuccessful, the command will exit with a non-zero status and will print the error to STDERR.

In addition to the normal command options, there are 2 optional parameters that can be specified. These must be specified before the jobtype and argument string:


If --verbose is specified, the jobid of the new job is returned via STDOUT. Without --verbose, the jobid is not returned; this is a backward compatibility measure because Helios pre-2.80 did not return a jobid.


By default, Helios job argument strings are specified with an XML-like syntax. The helios_job_submit.pl command attempts to insure your job argument string is well-formed XML by default, but this can slow down the job submission process. Specifying the --no-validate option will turn off the validation step and will speed up the submission process. Keep in mind your job argument XML will not be validated before submission.



Given a wodge of parameter XML (wrapped by <job><params></params></job> tags), validateParamsXML returns a true value if the XML is valid, and a false value if it isn't.


Helios, Helios::Job


Andrew Johnson, <lajandy at cpan dotorg>


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