pegasus-status(1) Pegasus workflow- and run-time status


pegasus-status [-h|--help]
[-V|--version] [-v|--verbose] [-d|--debug]
[-w|--watch [s]]
[-L|--[no]legend] [-c|--[no]color] [-U|--[no]utf8]
[-Q|--[no]queue] [-i|--[no]idle] [--[no]held]
[--[no]heavy] [-S|--[no]success]
[-j|--jobtype jt] [-s|--site sid]
[-u|--user name]
{ [-l|--long] | [-r|--rows] }


pegasus-status shows the current state of the Condor Q and a workflow, depending on settings. If no valid run directory could be determined, including the current directory, pegasus-status will show all jobs of the current user and no workflows. If a run directory was specified, or the current directory is a valid run directory, status about the workflow will also be shown.

Many options will modify the behavior of this program, not withstanding a proper UTF-8 capable terminal, watch mode, the presence of jobs in the queue, progress in the workflow directory, etc.


-h, --help

Prints a concise help and exits.

-V, --version

Prints the version information and exits.

-w [sec], --watch [sec]

This option enables the watch mode. In watch mode, the program repeatedly polls the status sources and shows them in an updating window. The optional argument sec to this option determines how often these sources are polled.

We strongly recommend to set this interval not too low, as frequent polling will degrade the scheduler performance and increase the host load. In watch mode, the terminal size is the limiting factor, and parts of the output may be truncated to fit it onto the given terminal.

Watch mode is disabled by default. The sec argument defaults to 60 seconds.

-L, --legend, --nolegend

This option shows a legend explaining the columns in the output, or turns off legends.

By default, legends are turned off to save terminal real estate.

-c, --color, --nocolor

This option turns on (or off) ANSI color escape sequences in the output. The single letter option can only switch on colors.

By default, colors are turned off, as they will not display well on a terminal with black background.

-U, --utf8, --noutf8

This option turns on (or off) the output of Unicode box drawing characters as UTF-8 encoded sequences. The single option can only turn on box drawing characters.

The defaults for this setting depend on the LANG environment variable. If the variable contains a value ending in something indicating UTF-8 capabilities, the option is turned on by default. It is off otherwise.

-Q, --queue, --noqueue

This option turns on (or off) the output from parsing Condor Q.

By default, Condor Q will be parsed for jobs of the current user. If a workflow run directory is specified, it will furthermore be limited to jobs only belonging to the workflow.

-v, --verbose

This option increases the expert level, showing more information about the condor_q state. Being an incremental option, two increases are supported.

Additionally, the signals SIGUSR1 and SIGUSR2 will increase and decrease the expert level respectively during run-time.

By default, the simplest queue view is enabled.

-d, --debug

This is an internal debugging tool and should not be used outside the development team. As incremental option, it will show Pegasus-specific ClassAd tuples for each job, more in the second level.

By default, debug mode is off.

-u name, --user name

This option permits to query the queue for a different user than the current one. This may be of interest, if you are debugging the workflow of another user.

By default, the current user is assumed.

-i, --idle, --noidle

With this option, jobs in Condor state idle are omitted from the queue output.

By default, idle jobs are shown.

--held, --noheld

This option enables or disabled showing of the reason a job entered Condor's held state. The reason will somewhat destroy the screen layout.

By default, the reason is shown.

--heavy, --noheavy

If the terminal is UTF-8 capable, and output is to a terminal, this option decides whether to use heavyweight or lightweight line drawing characters.

By default, heavy lines connect the jobs to workflows.

-j jt, --jobtype jt

This option filters the Condor jobs shown only to the Pegasus jobtypes given as argument or arguments to this option. It is a multi-option, and may be specified multiple times, and may use comma-separated lists. Use this option with an argument help to see all valid and recognized jobtypes.

By default, all Pegasus jobtypes are shown.

-s site, --site site

This option limits the Condor jobs shown to only those pertaining to the (remote) site site. This is an multi-option, and may be specified multiple times, and may use comma-separated lists.

By default, all sites are shown.

-l, --long

This option will show one line per sub-DAG, including one line for the workflow. If there is only a single DAG pertaining to the rundir, only total will be shown.

This option is mutually exclusive with the --rows option. If both are specified, the --long option takes precedence.

By default, only DAG totals (sums) are shown.

-r, --rows, --norows

This option is shows the workflow summary statistics in rows instead of columns. This option is useful for sending the statistics in email and later viewing them in a proportional font.

This option is mutually exclusive with the --long option. If both are specified, the --long option takes precedence.

By default, the summary is shown in columns.

-S, --success, --nosuccess

This option modifies the previous --long option. It will omit (or show) fully successful sub-DAGs from the output.

By default, all DAGs are shown.


This option show statistics about the given DAG that runs in rundir. To gather proper statistics, pegasus-status needs to traverse the directory and all sub-directories. This can become an expensive operation on shared filesystems.

By default, the rundir is assumed to be the current directory. If the current directory is not a valid rundir, no DAG statistics will be shown.


pegasus-status will typically return success in regular mode, and the termination signal in watch mode. Abnormal behavior will result in a non-zero exit code.



This invocation will parse the Condor Q for the current user and show all her jobs. Additionally, if the current directory is a valid Pegasus workflow directory, totals about the DAG in that directory are displayed.

pegasus-status -l rundir

As above, but providing a specific Pegasus workflow directory in argument rundir and requesting to itemize sub-DAGs.

pegasus-status -j help

This option will show all permissible job types and exit.

pegasus-status -vvw 300 -Ll

This invocation will parse the queue, print it in high-expert mode, show legends, itemize DAG statistics of the current working directory, and redraw the terminal every five minutes with updated statistics.


Currently only supports a single (optional) run directory. If you want to watch multiple run directories, I suggest to open multiple terminals and watch them separately. If that is not an option, or deemed too expensive, you can ask pegasus-support at isi dot edu to extend the program.


Jens-S. Vöckler <voeckler at isi dot edu>

Gaurang Mehta <gmehta at isi dot edu>

Pegasus Team m[blue][]