• Version 3.5 and earlier: runtimelimit variable not available.
  • Version 4.0 and later: runtimelimit variable available.

Integer, modifiable

The runtimelimit variable specifies a time limit for a task request. If the job does not finish within the specified number of seconds, then it is terminated. This is similar to runtimeout, but is based on total time rather than idle time.

The runtimelimit variable is not honored in local mode.

This run variable does not apply to pbssh. If it is present in the policy, it does not have any effect on pbssh and is ignored.

runtimelimit = number;
positive number Enable time limit checking.
0 or negative number Disable time limit checking. This setting is the default.
runtimelimit = 3600;

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