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I cannot seem to kill a job. I'm getting an error message "cannot send the kill command". What might the problem be?

If you are unable to kill a job, it could indicate a network communication problem. This kind of problem could be caused by a missing or poorly-configured loopback address in the /etc/hosts file.

To check job control communication, you can use the following command:

$SCHRODINGER/jobcontrol -d -ping JobId

where JobId is the Schrodinger job ID. The -d option prints additional information, and can be used when trying to kill a job with

$SCHRODINGER/jobcontrol -d -kill JobId

You should also check to see if the job is still running on the host you submitted it to, and if there are files in the job's temporary directory. If the job has not failed, the problem might be a temporary network issue, and you can use Job Control to re-establish connection with the job later.

Keywords: kill job, job control , network communication

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