condor_fetchlog man page

condor_fetchlog Retrieve a daemon's log file that is located on another computer


condor_fetchlog [ -help -version ]

condor_fetchlog [ -pool centralmanagerhostname[:portnumber] ] [ -master -startd -schedd -collector -negotiator -kbdd ] machine-name subsystem[.extension]


condor_fetchlog contacts HTCondor running on the machine specified by machine-name , and asks it to return a log file from that machine. Which log file is determined from the subsystem[.extension] argument. The log file is printed to standard output. This command eliminates the need to remotely log in to a machine in order to retrieve a daemon's log file.

For security purposes of authentication and authorization, this command requires ADMINISTRATOR level of access.

The subsystem[.extension] argument is utilized to construct the log file's name. Without an optional .extension , the value of the configuration variable named subsystem _LOG defines the log file's name. When specified, the .extension is appended to this value.

The subsystem argument is any value $(SUBSYSTEM) that has a defined configuration variable of $(SUBSYSTEM)_LOG , or any of




A value for the optional .extension to the subsystem argument is typically one of the three strings:

1. .old

2. .slot<X>

3. .slot<X>.old Within these strings, <X> is substituted with the slot number.

A subsystem argument of STARTD_HISTORY fetches all condor_startd history by concatenating all instances of log files resulting from rotation.


Display usage information
Display version information
-pool centralmanagerhostname[:portnumber]
Specify a pool by giving the central manager's host name and an optional port number
Send the command to the condor_master daemon (default)
Send the command to the condor_startd daemon
Send the command to the condor_schedd daemon
Send the command to the condor_collector daemon
Send the command to the condor_kbdd daemon


To get the condor_negotiator daemon's log from a host named head.example.com from within the current pool:

condor_fetchlog head.example.com NEGOTIATOR

To get the condor_startd daemon's log from a host named execute.example.com from within the current pool:

condor_fetchlog execute.example.com STARTD

This command requested the condor_startd daemon's log from the condor_master . If the condor_master has crashed or is unresponsive, ask another daemon running on that computer to return the log. For example, ask the condor_startd daemon to return the condor_master 's log:

condor_fetchlog -startd execute.example.com MASTER

Exit Status

condor_fetchlog will exit with a status value of 0 (zero) upon success, and it will exit with the value 1 (one) upon failure.


Center for High Throughput Computing, University of Wisconsin-Madison