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Re: [HTCondor-users] append_files for stdout/err in local universe

> On Sep 20, 2018, at 2:55 PM, Todd L Miller <tlmiller@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> I'm curious why the append_files directive [0], which would apparently
>> allow me to configure the log files to be appended instead of
>> overwritten, is only available in the standard universe.  Why isn't this
>> available in the local universe?
> 	Because we don't control the job's file i/o in any universe except standard.  (The manual doesn't explicitly state it, but append_files applies to any file the job opens, not just the files that HTCondor opens on the job's behalf, like the standard out and error logs.)

But Condor does control opening $(output) and $(error) in all universes, which I think is the original use case in this thread?

Stuart Anderson  anderson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx