[linux-elitists] Recommendation: GNU Parallel

Shlomi Fish shlomif at shlomifish.org
Mon Nov 12 04:39:23 PST 2012


Hi Thomas,

On Mon, 12 Nov 2012 13:13:35 +0100
Thomas Sattler <sattler at med.uni-frankfurt.de> wrote:

> > The Wikipedia page claims that parallel will aggregate the output
> > of the tasks based on their order, but I witnessed to the contrary
> 
> GNU Parallel buffers the output of running jobs and only prints them
> when a job has been completed. For memory reasons the order is not
> preserved unless you ask for it. ("--keep-order")
> 
> In case you don't care for the output at all, you can disable caching
> and speedup the process with "--ungroup".

These two flags sound useful. Thanks for the insights.

Regards,

	Shlomi Fish

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