nodetool gettimeout

Where is the file?

The location of the file depends on the type of installation:

Installation Type Location

Package installations + Installer-Services installations


Tarball installations + Installer-No Services installations


Print the timeout value of the given type in milliseconds.


nodetool [options] gettimeout [--] <timeout_type>

Tarball and Installer No-Services path:

Connection options
Short Long Description



Hostname or IP address.



Port number.



Password file path.






Remote JMX agent username.


The timeout type, one of read, range, write, counterwrite, cascontention, truncate, streamingsocket, misc (general rpc_timeout_in_ms).


Separates an option from an argument that could be mistaken for an option.

  • For tarball installations, execute the command from the <installation_location>/bin directory.

  • If a username and password for RMI authentication are set explicitly in the file for the host, then you must specify credentials.

  • -- separates an option and argument that could be mistaken for an option.

  • The timeout type:

    • read

    • range

    • write

    • counterwrite

    • cascontention

    • truncate

    • streamingsocket

    • misc, such as general rpc_timeout_in_ms


The nodetool gettimeout command prints the timeout value of the given type in milliseconds. Several timeouts are available.


 $ nodetool -u username -pw password gettimeout read

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