Resource: batch

Resource batch
Command Line -ba
Environment Variable wxpbatch {on|off}
Default Value off

Some resources actually prompt the user for information during the execution of program rather than using a program default.  If you are to use these programs in batch mode (in the background or with cron), user interaction is not desirable.  Setting the batch resource eliminates menus and prompts setting the program up for running in a batch mode.

   sfcwx -ba

will run the sfcwx program without any interactivity.  In this case, a plot will appear using default filename, region and variable.

Automatic Backgrounding

For plotting programs, the program will be moved to the background once the plot completes. The shell prompt will then appear but the program is still running


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Last updated by Dan Vietor on July 30, 1998