freefoam-job(1) Runs a FreeFOAM job in the background


freefoam job [-case <caseDir>] [-s] [-p] [-hosts <hostFile>] [-log <logFile>] [-fg] [-help] <application> [<options>]


Runs the FreeFOAM application <application>. Unless the -fg option is specified, the job is run in the background (this options is ignored if -s is specified). The output is written to the file log, which can be overridden using the -log option. If -s is specified, the output will also be sent to the screen. The -p option will start the application in parallel using the setting of parRunTemplate in the global controlDict (see freefoam(1)). The option -hosts can be used to provide a file containing a list of host names for the parallel run.


-case <caseDir>

Specify the case directory. Defaults to the current working directory.


Also sends output to screen


Run the job in parallel

-hosts <hostFile>

Specify file with host names

-log <logFile>

Specify logfile name for output, defaults to log


Run the job in the foreground (i.e. don't background it). This option is ignored if -s is specified.


Display an option summary


The application to run


Options to be passed to <application>


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