Display the last contents of a running job’s standard output or file


condor_tail [-help ] | [-version ]

condor_tail [-pool centralmanagerhostname[:portnumber]] [-name name] [-debug ] [-maxbytes numbytes] [-auto-retry ] [-follow ] [-no-stdout ] [-stderr ] job-ID [filename1 ] [filename2 … ]


condor_tail displays the last bytes of a file in the sandbox of a running job identified by the command line argument job-ID. stdout is tailed by default. The number of bytes displayed is limited to 1024, unless changed by specifying the -maxbytes option. This limit is applied for each individual tail of a file; for example, when following a file, the limit is applied each subsequent time output is obtained.


Display usage information and exit.
Display version information and exit.
-pool centralmanagerhostname[:portnumber]
Specify a pool by giving the central manager’s host name and an optional port number.
-name name
Query the condor_schedd daemon identified with name.
Display extra debugging information.
-maxbytes numbytes
Limits the maximum number of bytes transferred per tail access. If not specified, the maximum number of bytes is 1024.
Retry the tail of the file(s) every 2 seconds, if the job is not yet running.
Repetitively tail the file(s), until interrupted.
Do not tail stdout.
Tail stderr instead of stdout.

Exit Status

The exit status of condor_tail is zero on success.