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condor_history — HTCondor Manual

View log of HTCondor jobs completed to date


condor_history [-help ]

condor_history [-name name] [-pool centralmanagerhostname[:portnumber]] [-backwards] [-forwards] [-constraint expr] [-file filename] [-userlog filename] [-search path] [-dir | -directory] [-local] [-startd] [-epochs] [-format formatString AttributeName] [-autoformat[:jlhVr,tng] attr1 [attr2 ...]] [-l | -long | -xml | -json | -jsonl] [-match | -limit number] [-attributes attr1[,attr2...]] [-print-format file ] [-wide] [-since time_or_jobid ] [-completedsince time_expr] [-scanlimit number] [cluster | cluster.process | owner]


condor_history displays a summary of all HTCondor jobs listed in the specified history files. If no history files are specified with the -file option, the local history file as specified in HTCondor's configuration file ($(SPOOL)/history by default) is read. The default listing summarizes in reverse chronological order each job on a single line, and contains the following items:


The cluster/process id of the job.


The owner of the job.


The month, day, hour, and minute the job was submitted to the queue.


Remote wall clock time accumulated by the job to date in days, hours, minutes, and seconds, given as the job ClassAd attribute RemoteWallClockTime.


Completion status of the job (C = completed and X = removed).


The time the job was completed.


The name of the executable.

If a job ID (in the form of cluster_id or cluster_id.proc_id) or an owner is provided, output will be restricted to jobs with the specified IDs and/or submitted by the specified owner. The -constraint option can be used to display jobs that satisfy a specified boolean expression.



Display usage information and exit.

-name name

Query the named condor_schedd daemon. If used with -startd, query the named condor_startd daemon

-pool centralmanagerhostname[:portnumber]

Use the centralmanagerhostname as the central manager to locate condor_schedd daemons. The default is the COLLECTOR_HOST, as specified in the configuration.


List jobs in reverse chronological order. The job most recently added to the history file is first. This is the default ordering.


List jobs in chronological order. The job most recently added to the history file is last. At least 4 characters must be given to distinguish this option from the -file and -format options.

-constraint expr

Display jobs that satisfy the expression.

-since jobid or expr

Stop scanning when the given jobid is found or when the expression becomes true.

-completedsince time_expr

Scan until the first job that completed on or before the given unix timestamp.  The argument can be any expression that evaluates to a unix timestamp. This option is equivalent to -since 'CompletionDate<=time_expr'.

-scanlimit Number

Stop scanning when the given number of ads have been read.

-limit Number

Limit the number of jobs displayed to Number. Same option as -match.

-match Number

Limit the number of jobs displayed to Number. Same option as -limit.


Read from local history files even if there is a SCHEDD_HOST configured.


Read from Startd history files rather than Schedd history files. If used with the -name option, query is sent as a command to the given Startd which must be version 9.0 or later.


Read per job run instance recording also known as job epochs instead of default history file. The -epochs option may be followed by a colon character for extra functionality:

d Delete job epoch files after finished reading. This option only deletes epoch files store within JOB_EPOCH_HISTORY_DIR, and can not be used with -match, -limit, or -scanlimit.

-file filename

Use the specified file instead of the default history file.

-userlog filename

Display jobs, with job information coming from a job event log, instead of from the default history file. A job event log does not contain all of the job information, so some fields in the normal output of condor_history will be blank.

-search path

Use the specified path to filename and all matching condor time rotated files filename.YYYYMMDDTHHMMSS instead of the default history file. If used with -dir option then condor_history will use the provided path as the directory to search for specific pattern matching history files.

-dir or -directory

Search for files in a sources alternate directory configuration knob to read from instead of default history file. Note: only applies to -epochs.

-format formatString AttributeName

Display jobs with a custom format. See the condor_q man page -format option for details.

-autoformat[:jlhVr,tng] attr1 [attr2 ...] or -af[:jlhVr,tng] attr1 [attr2 ...]

(output option) Display attribute(s) or expression(s) formatted in a default way according to attribute types. This option takes an arbitrary number of attribute names as arguments, and prints out their values, with a space between each value and a newline character after the last value. It is like the -format option without format strings.

It is assumed that no attribute names begin with a dash character, so that the next word that begins with dash is the start of the next option. The autoformat option may be followed by a colon character and formatting qualifiers to deviate the output formatting from the default:

j print the job ID as the first field,

l label each field,

h print column headings before the first line of output,

V use %V rather than %v for formatting (string values are quoted),

r print "raw", or unevaluated values,

, add a comma character after each field,

t add a tab character before each field instead of the default space character,

n add a newline character after each field,

g add a newline character between ClassAds, and suppress spaces before each field.

Use -af:h to get tabular values with headings.

Use -af:lrng to get -long equivalent format.

The newline and comma characters may not be used together. The l and h characters may not be used together.

-print-format file

Read output formatting information from the given custom print format file. see Print Formats for more information about custom print format files.

-l or -long

Display job ClassAds in long format.

-attributes attrs

Display only the given attributes when the -long o ption is used.


Display job ClassAds in XML format. The XML format is fully defined in the reference manual, obtained from the ClassAds web page, with a link at http://htcondor.org/classad/classad.html.


Display job ClassAds in JSON format.


Display job ClassAds in JSON-Lines format: one job ad per line.


Restrict output to the given column width.  Default width is 80 columns, if -wide is used without the optional number argument, the width of the output is not restricted.

Exit Status

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


HTCondor Team


Jan 24, 2024 HTCondor Manual