Lspbs is a lightweight alternative to the xpbsmon utility, which is part of the OpenPBS package. It uses the color xterm to display clear, concise and up-to-date node and CPU usage information. Lspbs also supports unformatted printing and can filter nodes by their properties and current state. This generic filtering feature extends the simplistic functionality provided by the pbsnodes utility, which is also part of the OpenPBS package. This makes lspbs useful for managing PBS-based clusters.