When I submit a job to the background using the below line, I have no issues using the jobs command to see the status.

nohup orca result0000.inp > result0000.out &

However, when I use a bash script to perform the same action, nothing is returned when using jobs. The reason I am using a script is because I will eventually use a loop to submit multiple jobs, and I would like to be able to see the status of the jobs as they run. This can be individual or one big jobs monitoring.

Is there a different approach I can take so I can monitor each job?

ORCA is a quantum chemistry package

  • Please let me know how I can improve this question, first time posting in this exchange! Jul 2, 2020 at 0:20
  • Is nohup required?
    – Panki
    Jul 2, 2020 at 7:45
  • @Panki It would be ideal, as I’m running it on a local machine and not a cluster. Jul 2, 2020 at 8:38


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