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Re: Parallel input from growing file?

From: xmoon 2000
Subject: Re: Parallel input from growing file?
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2014 09:06:42 +0000

On 14 December 2014 at 14:08, Hans Schou <address@hidden> wrote:
> Start reading this chapter in the man page:
>   EXAMPLE: GNU Parallel as queue system/batch manager
> You are not the first who (mis-)use Gnu Parallel as a queue manager.
> /hans
> 2014-12-14 12:01 GMT+01:00 xmoon 2000 <address@hidden>:
>> Hi,
>> Currently I read jobs from a file on my c drive that gets written to
>> by other scripts, and my master script runs each job found in
>> background with &. I want to use parallel instead of my own script.
>> I would like parallel to monitor this file and run any jobs in it with
>> as many cores as are available, or wait until new jobs are appended to
>> the file. Running 24/7.
>> What is the syntax for doing this?
>> My jobFile looks like this:
>> /myApp prm1 parm2 parm2
>> /myApp parm1 parm2
>> /myApp parm1 parm2 parm3 parm4
>> I could do:
>> tail -f jobFile  | parallel
>> Is this the best approach?

Hi Hans,

Yes I had read that section before. However, I assume this is a common
request and wondered if any other functionality had been created that
would allow a jobQueue to be consumed? i.e. the jobs in the jobQueue
are deleted as they are processed?

Also a run "run up to x jobs starting now - would be very useful"

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