# Working with command arguments to condor_submit_util

When you use the script in command-line mode, you must specify all required options or the script does not execute. For example, the default number of iterations for the script is 10. If you do not have 10 input files in your working directory and you do not enter the option to specify the correct number of iterations that you plan to perform, the script does not execute and returns a message similar to the following:

> condor_submit_util -v*** Fatal error; exiting script*** Reason: could not find input file 'in.7'.

To use the condor_submit_util script in command-line mode:

1. Execute the condor_submit_util command with the appropriate arguments. See for detailed information about script options.

At a minimum, you must include the following options on the command line:

• Executable program file name

• Executable file arguments, or --noargs option

• Input file, or --noinput option

• Number of iterations, if you do not have 10 input files

At a minimum, type the following at the command prompt from within your Condor working directory:

> condor_submit_util -x <program> -a <arguments> -i <input files>
2. Condor creates a submit file and checks it for errors, creates the ClassAd object, and adds that object to the end of the queue for processing. The script supplies messages that report this progress, and includes the cluster number assigned to your Condor cluster. For example:

> condor_submit_util -x <program> --noargsSubmitting job(s)..........Logging submit event(s)..........10 job(s) submitted to cluster 24.

If the script encounters a problem when creating the submit file, it enters interactive mode automatically and prompts you for the correct inputs.

3. View your job queue to ensure that your batch processing begins execution.

See for complete details about checking the queue.