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In building a script to read in the LSF log files ( files), it was apparent that the file structure has changed across LSF versions.  What is not so apparent is where the documentation resides..  So here’s  a quick ref guide.

First though, you need to know your LSF version (different to the Process Manager version!).  Simply open a shell / command prompt on the server machine and type “lsid”.  For Process Manager version, it would be “jid” (then log on).

Once you have the LSF version (lsid), see below:

Remember to take a copy of the file before reading, as the file will normally be locked..  (and the file may be about to change)