[gmx-users] g_mindist output

Mark Abraham Mark.Abraham at anu.edu.au
Tue Mar 9 05:51:29 CET 2010

On 9/03/2010 12:22 PM, Justin A. Lemkul wrote:
> Dian Jiao wrote:
>> Hi gmx users,
>> I was running g_mindist as a batch job for a big number of files on a
>> pbs cluster. The huge amount of output was redirected to the error
>> file which has a size limit. Is there way to discard the output of
>> g_mindist. I tried /dev/null as below, it didn't work.
>> g_mindist -f tra.pdb -n tra.ndx-od log < grp.txt > /dev/null
>> where grp.txt is a input file which specifies the groups.
> Use &>/dev/null. You can also use the -quiet flag (hidden option) to
> suppress some of the information printed out by any of the Gromacs tools.

Or, depending on your shell, redirect both stdout and stderr to files so 
that you get to keep the output for when you need it. (Presumably only 
the PBS stderr is subject to the limitation you're running into. A child 
process stderr won't be.)


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