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Shell Scripting

Our platform includes full support for shell scripting 1, that is the execution of UNIX commands inside a program to be run by the Unix shell as command line interpreter.

Shell scripts can be edited directly via the Command Line Interface, or alternatively entered within the editor for the unit input templates inside Workflow Designer.


The version of bash supported on our platform is 4.2.46.


An example for running a Quantum ESPRESSO job through a shell script executed via Command Line Interface can be found inside this tutorial page.


We introduce the structured representation for shell scripting here.