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shell command

Syntax:

shell style args 

Examples:

shell cd sub1
shell cd ..
shell mkdir tmp1 tmp2 tmp3
shell rmdir tmp1
shell mv log.lammps hold/log.1
shell rm TMP/file1 TMP/file2 

Description:

Execute a shell command. Only a few simple file-based shell commands are supported, in Unix-style syntax. With the exception of cd, all commands are executed by only a single processor, so that files/directories are not being manipulated by multiple processors.

The cd style executes the Unix "cd" command to change the working directory. All subsequent SPPARKS commands that read/write files will use the new directory. All processors execute this command.

The mkdir style executes the Unix "mkdir" command to create one or more directories.

The mv style executes the Unix "mv" command to rename a file and/or move it to a new directory.

The rm style executes the Unix "rm" command to remove one or more files.

The rmdir style executes the Unix "rmdir" command to remove one or more directories. A directory must be empty to be successfully removed.

Restrictions:

SPPARKS does not detect errors or print warnings when any of these Unix commands execute. E.g. if the specified directory does not exist, executing the cd command will silently not do anything.

Related commands: none

Default: none