condor_reconfig man page

condor_reconfig Reconfigure HTCondor daemons


condor_reconfig [ -help -version ]

condor_reconfig [ -debug ] [ -pool centralmanagerhostname[:portnumber] ] [ -name hostname hostname -addr <a.b.c.d:port> <a.b.c.d:port> -constraint expression -all ] [ -daemon daemonname ]


condor_reconfig reconfigures all of the HTCondor daemons in accordance with the current status of the HTCondor configuration file(s). Once reconfiguration is complete, the daemons will behave according to the policies stated in the configuration file(s). The main exception is with the  DAEMON_LIST variable, which will only be updated if the condor_restart command is used. Other configuration variables that can only be changed if the HTCondor daemons are restarted are listed in the HTCondor manual in the section on configuration. In general, condor_reconfig should be used when making changes to the configuration files, since it is faster and more efficient than restarting the daemons.

The command condor_reconfig with no arguments or with the -daemon master option will cause the reconfiguration of the condor_master daemon and all the child processes of the condor_master .

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


Display usage information
Display version information
Causes debugging information to be sent to  stderr , based on the value of the configuration variable  TOOL_DEBUG .
-pool centralmanagerhostname[:portnumber]
Specify a pool by giving the central manager's host name and an optional port number
-name hostname
Send the command to a machine identified by hostname


Send the command to a machine identified by hostname

-addr <a.b.c.d:port>
Send the command to a machine's master located at <a.b.c.d:port>


Send the command to a machine located at <a.b.c.d:port>

-constraint expression
Apply this command only to machines matching the given ClassAd expression
Send the command to all machines in the pool
-daemon daemonname
Send the command to the named daemon. Without this option, the command is sent to the condor_master daemon.

Exit Status

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


To reconfigure the condor_master and all its children on the local host:

% condor_reconfig

To reconfigure only the condor_startd on a named machine:

% condor_reconfig -name bluejay -daemon startd

To reconfigure a machine within a pool other than the local pool, use the -pool option. The argument is the name of the central manager for the pool. Note that one or more machines within the pool must be specified as the targets for the command. This command reconfigures the single machine named cae17 within the pool of machines that has as its central manager:

% condor_reconfig -pool -name cae17


Center for High Throughput Computing, University of Wisconsin-Madison