condor_urlfetch fetch - configuration given a URL
condor_urlfetch [-<daemon>] urllocal-url-cache-file
Depending on the command line arguments, condor_urlfetchsends the result of a
query from the urlto both standard output and to a file specified by
local-url-cache-file, or it sends the contents of the file specified by
local-url-cache-fileto standard output.
condor_urlfetchis intended to be used as the program to run when defining
configuration, such as in the nonfunctional example:
LOCAL_CONFIG_FILE = $(LIBEXEC)/condor_urlfetch -$(SUBSYSTEM) \
http://www.example.com/htcondor-baseconfig local.config |
The pipe character (| ) at the end of this definition of the location of a
configuration file changes the use of the definition. It causes the command
listed on the right hand side of this assignment statement to be invoked, and
standard output becomes the configuration. The value of $(SUBSYSTEM) becomes
the daemon that caused this configuration to be read. If $(SUBSYSTEM)
evaluates to MASTER , then the URL query always occurs, and the result is sent
to standard output as well as written to the file specified by argument
local-url-cache-file. When $(SUBSYSTEM) evaluates to a daemon other than
MASTER , then the URL query only occurs if the file specified by
local-url-cache-filedoes notexist. If the file specified by
local-url-cache-filedoes exist, then the contents of this file is sent to
Note that if the configuration kept at the URL site changes, and reconfiguration
is requested, the -<daemon>argument needs to be -MASTER . This is the
only way to guarantee that there will be a query of the changed URL contents,
such that they will make their way into the configuration.
- The upper case name of the daemon issuing the request for
the configuration output. If -MASTER , then the URL query always occurs.
If a daemon other than -MASTER , for example STARTD or SCHEDD , then the
URL query only occurs if the file defined by local-url-cache-filedoes not
condor_urlfetchwill exit with a status value of 0 (zero) upon success and non
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