Introduction to GNUbatch

This is a web page about GNUbatch, an advanced batch scheduling system for GNU.

Downloading GNUbatch

GNUbatch be found on [via http] and [via FTP]. It can also be found on one of our FTP mirrors; please use a mirror if possible.


GNUbatch documentation is currently in ODF and PDF and located amid the sources.

For a quick introduction, please read the User Guide here.

For installation information, please read the Administration Manual here.

For complete details, please read the Reference Manual here.

For information on the API, please read the API Manual here.

For information on the Web Browser Interface, please read the Web Browser Interface Manual here.

For information on the MS Windows Interface, please read the MS Windows Interface Manual here.

Mailing Lists/Newsgroups

GNUbatch has two mailing lists: <> and <>.

The main discussion list is <>, and is used to discuss all aspects of GNUBATCH, including development and porting.

There is a separate list used for reporting bugs, <>. For details on submitting a bug report, please see the section Report a Bug below.

Announcements about GNUbatch and most other GNU software are made on <>.

To subscribe to these or any GNU mailing lists, please send an empty mail with a Subject: header line of just "subscribe" to the relevant -request list. For example, to subscribe yourself to GNU announcement list, you would send mail to <> with no body and a Subject: header line of just "subscribe". Or you can use the mailing list web interface.

Request an Enhancement

If you would like any new feature to be included in future versions of GNUbatch, please send a request to <>.

Work is already in hand on what will be GNUbatch2, which is a "ground-up" rewrite including nested named conditions, heirarchical job queues and numerous extra features. Please consider assisting in the completion of this.

Please remember that development of GNUbatch is a volunteer effort, and you can also contribute to its development. For information about contributing to the GNU Project, please read How to help GNU.

Report a Bug

If you think you have found a bug in GNUbatch, then please send as complete a report as possible to <>.


GNUbatch is currently being maintained by John Collins <> assisted by John Pinner <>