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Command line arguments "to" MARLIN Steeringfiles [message #1740] Tue, 12 May 2009 05:10 Go to previous message
oschaefer
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Registered: September 2007
Location: University of Rostock / D...
Is there a mechanism to provide some content of the steering file via the command line?
In my opinion it would be a very nice feature if some "variable" in the steering file could be replaced by a command line argument.

Firstly it would considerably shorten the modification time needed if one is running Marlin by hand with changing conditions, like input files for example.
Secondly when used in scripts, the script wouldn't need to change the steering file but just execute Marlin with different command line arguments.

To make it consistent, probably a new section needs to be introduced to the steering file, where the command line arguments are "declared" and explained. If run with --help or so Marlin could read this section and explain the meaning of the arguments for the steering file in use.

Any opinions?
 
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