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globus task show - Show detailed information about a specific task


globus task show [OPTIONS] TASK_ID


The globus task show command prints information to standard out detailing the status and other info about a task. The task may be pending, completed, or in progress.


-t, --successful-transfers

Show files that were successfully transferred as a result of this task. This option completely changes the output, only producing this information and no other task details.

--map-http-status TEXT

Map non success HTTP response codes to exit codes other than 1. e.g. "--map-http-satus 403=0,404=0" would exit with 0 even if a 403 or 404 http error code was received. Valid exit codes are 0,1,50-99.

-F, --format [json|text]

Set the output format for stdout. Defaults to "text".

--jq, --jmespath EXPR

Supply a JMESPath expression to apply to json output. Takes precedence over any specified --format and forces the format to be json processed by this expression.

A full specification of the JMESPath language for querying JSON structures may be found at

-h, --help

Show help text for this command.

-v, --verbose

Control the level of output.

Use -v or --verbose to show warnings and any additional text output.

Use -vv to add informative logging.

Use -vvv to add debug logging and full stack on any errors. (equivalent to -v --debug)


When text output is requested, output varies slightly between TRANSFER and DELETE tasks, and between active and completed tasks.

All of the following which apply will be shown:

  • Task ID

  • Type

  • Status

  • Is Paused

  • Label

  • Files

  • Directories

  • Source Endpoint

  • Source Endpoint ID

  • Destination Endpoint

  • Destination Endpoint ID

  • Endpoint

  • Endpoint ID

  • Completion Time

  • Deadline

  • Details

  • Request Time

  • Bytes Transferred

  • Bytes Per Second

  • Faults

  • Total Subtasks

  • Subtasks Succeeded

  • Subtasks Pending

  • Subtasks Retrying

  • Subtasks Failed

  • Subtasks Canceled

  • Subtasks Expired

If --successful-transfers is given, the following fields are used:

  • Source Path

  • Destination Path


Show detailed info about a task as text

$ globus task show TASK_ID


0 on success.

1 if a network or server error occurred, unless --map-http-status has been used to change exit behavior on http error codes.

2 if the command was used improperly.

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