[phenixbb] Request: read definitions from stdin
krahn at niehs.nih.gov
Fri Nov 13 08:41:05 PST 2009
I want to be able to run PHENIX in a shell script, where stdin is
accepted as a definition input file. It could be simply specified as the
usual POSIX syntax where "-" defines stdin in place of an input file. If
the front-end is based too heavily on file suffix mappings, you could
add a flag "--stdin=SUFFIX" to define reading stdin as if it had the
It would also be nice to avoid the duplication of output to both stdout
and the .log file. Output can always be sent to /dev/null, but it would
be nicer to have either a --quiet flag to suppress stdout, or a DEF
option to disable the .log output, or both options to let the user decide.
Most other computational programs can be run this way, so I assume that
other people would find this useful, especially for running PHENIX from
scripts. Hopefully, it is also a fairly easy feature to implement.
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