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Re: use of parallel in bash script

From: Dietmar Pils
Subject: Re: use of parallel in bash script
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2012 09:22:57 +0100
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dear ole,

if you have read (
the problem accurately you would have recognised, that it is a simple
problem, not the command per se doesn't work, but it doesn't work from
inside a script: it seems that you have to export the command (this is
not very well documented). this you could have advised without
instructing users how to write error reports...


On 12/17/2012 01:23 AM, Ole Tange wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 6, 2012 at 9:04 PM, Dietmar Pils <address@hidden> wrote:
>> how can I use parallel in a bash script? what do I miss, but the snippet
>> time cat RUM.sam | parallel --pipe --files -N 5184953 sort -k 3,3 -k 4,4n |
>> parallel -mj1 sort -k 3,3 -k 4,4n -m {} ";" rm {} > sort.sam
>> works from the command lane but not in a bash script.
>> what have I to do, that I can run the same from inside a bash script...
> You need to learn to write better error reports. See for instance:
> One thing that article leaves out is: Try to minimize/simplify your
> problem. If steps A B C D do not work, you need to let the programmer
> know if A, A B, and A B C do work.
> /Ole
> PS: sort from GNU coreutils 8.6 uses multiple CPUs for sorting, so
> using GNU Parallel for sorting is less efficient.

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