[GE users] parallel execution in a batch

Reuti reuti at staff.uni-marburg.de
Tue Aug 10 22:09:56 BST 2004

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>Is there an easy way to run a number of commands in a batch file in 
>parallel and return control only when the entire batch is done?  From 
>the docs, I think I can do this with qmake or with SGE dependencies, 
>but both of these involve more work than would seem necessary.

Do you mean in a normal batch file (also without SGE)?

cp big_file_1 backupdir &
cp big_file_2 backupdir &
cp big_file_3 backupdir &

The `wait` will wait for all child processes, if you don't give a job_id to it 
(man bash).

Cheers - Reuti

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