Set a program to execute upon condor_master shut down


condor_set_shutdown [-help | -version ]

condor_set_shutdown -exec programname [-debug ] [-pool centralmanagerhostname[:portnumber]] [ -name hostname | hostname | -addr “<a.b.c.d:port>” | “<a.b.c.d:port>” | -constraint expression | -all ]


condor_set_shutdown sets a program (typically a script) to execute when the condor_master daemon shuts down. The -exec programname argument is required, and specifies the program to run. The string programname must match the string that defines Name in the configuration variable MASTER_SHUTDOWN_<Name> in the condor_master daemon’s configuration. If it does not match, the condor_master will log an error and ignore the request.

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

Exit Status

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


To have all condor_master daemons run the program /bin/reboot upon shut down, configure the condor_master to contain a definition similar to:


where REBOOT is an invented name for this program that the condor_master will execute. On the command line, run

$ condor_set_shutdown -exec reboot -all
$ condor_off -graceful -all

where the string reboot matches the invented name.