condor_wait — HTCondor Manual
Wait for jobs to finish
condor_wait [-help | -version ]
condor_wait [-debug ] [-status ] [-echo ] [-wait seconds] [-num number-of-jobs] log-file [job ID ]
condor_wait watches a job event log file (created with the log command within a submit description file) and returns when one or more jobs from the log have completed or aborted.
Because condor_wait expects to find at least one job submitted event in the log file, at least one job must have been successfully submitted with condor_submit before condor_wait is executed.
condor_wait will wait forever for jobs to finish, unless a shorter wait time is specified.
Display usage information
Display version information
Show extra debugging information.
Show job start and terminate information.
Print the events out to stdout.
- -wait seconds
Wait no more than the integer number of seconds. The default is unlimited time.
- -num number-of-jobs
Wait for the integer number-of-jobs jobs to end. The default is all jobs in the log file.
- log file
The name of the log file to watch for information about the job.
- job ID
A specific job or set of jobs to watch.
If the job ID is only the job ClassAd attribute ClusterId, then condor_wait waits for all jobs with the given ClusterId. If the job ID is a pair of the job ClassAd attributes, given by ClusterId.ProcId, then condor_wait waits for the specific job with this job ID. If this option is not specified, all jobs that exist in the log file when condor_wait is invoked will be watched.
condor_wait is an inexpensive way to test or wait for the completion of a job or a whole cluster, if you are trying to get a process outside of HTCondor to synchronize with a job or set of jobs.
It can also be used to wait for the completion of a limited subset of jobs, via the -num option.
This command waits for all jobs that exist in logfile to complete.
condor_wait logfile 40
This command waits for all jobs that exist in logfile with a job ClassAd attribute ClusterId of 40 to complete.
condor_wait -num 2 logfile
This command waits for any two jobs that exist in logfile to complete.
condor_wait logfile 40.1
This command waits for job 40.1 that exists in logfile to complete.
condor_wait -wait 3600 logfile 40.1
This waits for job 40.1 to complete by watching logfile, but it will not wait more than one hour (3600 seconds).
condor_wait exits with 0 if and only if the specified job or jobs have completed or aborted. condor_wait returns 1 if unrecoverable errors occur, such as a missing log file, if the job does not exist in the log file, or the user-specified waiting time has expired.
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