condor_config is the root configuration file for HTCondor daemons and for tools.
If you read it you will see that it refers to condor_config.local,
LOCAL_CONFIG_FILE = $(LOCAL_DIR)\condor_config.local
The statement above causes condor_config.local to be included in the HTCondor configuration.
You should change the HTCondor configuration of your Windows by editing either of these
files, but we recommend that you leave condor_config alone, and edit condor_config.local
when you want to change the HTCondor configuration.
HTCondor will also read configuration files from a directory called \Condor\config because of this line:
LOCAL_CONFIG_DIR = $(LOCAL_DIR)\config
But the HTCondor installer does not create this directory, you will have to create it yourself if you want to use a config directory.
Dear HTCondor users,
Installing HTCondor in a windows machine, a folder named "condor" in the root directory is created. In that folder, there are two files name "condor_config" the first and "condor_config.local" the second. I would like to ask what is the difference between them?
Thank you a lot in a advance,