[gmx-users] Backup files

Mahmood Naderan nt_mahmood at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 28 19:13:27 CET 2018

Well I searched for "gromacs backoff" first and then while googling I saw [1] and an environment variable GMX_MAXBACKUP [2].

[1] http://cupnet.net/clean-gromacs-backups
[2] Environment Variables — GROMACS 5.1 documentation

Therefore I asked for a simpler method ;) 


    On Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 8:15:34 PM GMT+3:30, Mark Abraham <mark.j.abraham at gmail.com> wrote:  
 There's an even better solution in the GROMACS documentation, which e.g. googling "disable gromacs backups" will find ;-)
On Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 4:50 PM András Ferenc WACHA <wacha.andras at ttk.mta.hu> wrote:

Dear Mahmood,

as far as I know, each command supports the "-nobackup" command line

Best regards,


On 02/28/2018 04:46 PM, Mahmood Naderan wrote:
> Hi,How can I disable the backup feature? I mean backed up files which start and end with # character.
> Regards,
> Mahmood

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