[gmx-users] running in background?

Michael Brunsteiner mbx0009 at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 16 18:55:01 CEST 2004

--- Mario Orsi <kurtz219 at yahoo.it> wrote:
> Hi gmx users,
> How is it possible to put a simulation running in the
> "background" so that the job continues running 
> after closin' the command shell/loggin' off?

In a terminal on any unix machine you say, e.g,:
"mdrun -s topol.tpr >& out &"
(the 2nd apersand makes the job go into the background)
Then you can close the window and log off.
The output that you normally see on the screen goes
into the file "out". (be careful, any error-messages also
go there, check the file bedore you log off)
If the job's already running you can put it in the background by 
1) press Ctrl-Z
2) enter the command "bg"
then you will lose whatever goes to stdout and stderr
but that doesn't matter in most cases.

> -mario
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