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condor_off Shutdown - HTCondor daemons


condor_off [-help -version]

condor_off[-graceful -fast -peaceful -force-graceful] [-debug] [-pool centralmanagerhostname[:portnumber]] [-name hostnamehostname-addr "<a.b.c.d:port>""<a.b.c.d:port>"-constraint expression-all] [-daemon daemonname]


condor_offshuts down a set of the HTCondor daemons running on a set of one or more machines. It does this cleanly so that checkpointable jobs may gracefully exit with minimal loss of work.

The command condor_offwithout any arguments will shut down all daemons except condor_master. The condor_mastercan then handle both local and remote requests to restart the other HTCondor daemons if need be. To restart HTCondor running on a machine, see the condor_oncommand.

With the -daemon masteroption, condor_offwill shut down all daemons including the condor_master. Specification using the -daemonoption will shut down only the specified daemon.

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


Display usage information


Display version information


Gracefully shutdown daemons (the default)


Quickly shutdown daemons. A minimum of the first two characters of this option must be specified, to distinguish it from the -force-gracefulcommand.


Wait indefinitely for jobs to finish


Force a graceful shutdown, even after issuing a -peacefulcommand. A minimum of the first two characters of this option must be specified, to distinguish it from the -fastcommand.


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_masterdaemon.

Exit Status

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


To shut down all daemons (other than condor_master) on the local host:

% condor_off

To shut down only the condor_collectoron three named machines:

% condor_off cinnamon cloves vanilla -daemon collector

To shut down daemons within a pool of machines other than the local pool, use the -pooloption. 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 shuts down all daemons except the condor_masteron the single machine named cae17within the pool of machines that has condor.cae.wisc.eduas its central manager:

% condor_off -pool -name cae17


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May 2018