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1. How to get the create time and modified time of files in SE?

There is a command in srm commmand lists called "srmls" which is able to do that, or simply use "ls -altr" when SE directory /pnfs is mounted. Examples:
 srmls -l srm://srm.ihep.ac.cn:8443/pnfs/ihep.ac.cn/data/cms/zhangxm/test.123

  35848192 /pnfs/ihep.ac.cn/data/cms/zhangxm/test.123
  storage type:PERMANENT
  retention policy:REPLICA
  access latency:ONLINE

- Checksum value:  51e1c720
  - Checksum type:  adler32

- created at:2008/02/03 18:52:17
 modified at:2008/02/03 18:52:17
  <br /> - Assigned lifetime (in seconds):  -1
  - Lifetime left (in seconds):  -1
  <br />- Original SURL:  /pnfs/ihep.ac.cn/data/cms/zhangxm/test.123
 - Status:  null
 - Type:  FILE

2. How to specify job scheduler from the Beijing site?

Since the Beijing site has not installed glite wmsproxy in our RB(resource broker), so please do the following selection:
 1. select other RB such as CERN, CNAF, you can choose glitecoll as scheduler.
     rb = CERN;
     scheduler = glitecoll;
 2. select the Beijing RB, that is to say, use default one. you need to choose edg as the scheduler.
     #rb =;
     scheduler = edg;

3. How to use the T2 SE in the T3 farm?

You can access the dataset in the T2 SE directly in the T3 local farm using dcap protocol. Dcap协议是由SE系统Dcache (cmsse01)提供的local(局域网)数据读取协议. 它与CMSSW软件使用直接结合,操作方便。避免了将T2数据拷贝到T3才能进行分析。Note:考虑到T2是提供给Global使用的,为了避免造成SE的过载,因此建议大家的同时运行的作业量不要超过100(随着SE性能不断改善,会进一步调整)。在T3上使用两个条件:
(1)在运行作业的UI 和Worknode上必须装有Dcap的客户端;
(2)利用TFC(Trivial File Catalog)小型文件目录,简化dcap的写法。 
 (2)在pset.cfg中,填入所需要处理的数据集的逻辑名(也就是/pnfs/ihep.ac.cn/data/cms/<逻辑名>), 例如:
      source = PoolSource{
        untracked vstring fileNames       ={ '/yangm/QCD/pt015/DataFEVT_1.root' }
        untracked int32 maxEvents = 10
      Note: 该方法要求两个文件$CMT_PATH//SITECONF/local/PhEDEx/storage.xml和在$CMT_PATH/SITECONF/local/JobConfig/Site_local_config.xml。
  (3)cmsRun pset.cfg
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