condor_tail Display(1) the last contents of a running job's standard output or file


condor_tail [-help] | [-version]

condor_tail[-pool centralmanagerhostname[:portnumber]] [-name name] [-debug] [-maxbytes numbytes] [-auto-retry] [-follow] [-no-stdout] [-stderr] job-ID[-filename1] [, -filename2 ... ]


condor_taildisplays the last bytes of a file in the sandbox of a running job identified by the command line argument job-ID. stdout is tailed by default. The number of bytes displayed is limited to 1024, unless changed by specifying the -maxbytesoption. This limit is applied for each individual tail of a file; for example, when following a file, the limit is applied each subsequent time output is obtained.



Display usage information and exit.


Display version information and exit.

-pool centralmanagerhostname[:portnumber]

Specify a pool by giving the central manager's host name and an optional port number.

-name name

Query the condor_schedddaemon identified with name.


Display extra debugging information.

-maxbytes numbytes

Limits the maximum number of bytes transferred per tail access. If not specified, the maximum number of bytes is 1024.


Retry the tail of the file(s) every 2 seconds, if the job is not yet running.


Repetitively tail the file(s), until interrupted.


Do not tail stdout .


Tail stderr instead of stdout .

Exit Status

The exit status of condor_tailis zero on success.


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