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batch_error May 24, 2012 08:20

Alias problem when starting FLUENT from command line
 
Hello,

I'm having trouble starting FLUENT from the command line. Up until now I have been using the GUI, started through the launcher, which I had set using an alias of 'fluent':

Code:

alias fluent='/ansys_inc/v140/fluent/fluent14.0.0/launcher/lnamd64/launcher1'
Now all the help manuals say to start process with a batch file using (for example):

Code:

fluent -g 3ddp < myproblem_01_input.jou > myproblem_01_output.txt
So I removed the launcher alias, and tried:

Code:

*****@*******:/fluent/equiv/fluent -g 3d < rect20input
Now, of course, I get a 'command not found' error for fluent, so my question is to which file should I point the new alias of 'fluent'? The fluent/ directory has dozens of different executable files and I can't figure out which to use - I've reproduced the directory below.

Code:

*****@*******:/ansys_inc/v140/fluent> ls

bin  commonfiles14.0  contrib  fluent14.0.0  info  lib  lib3.0  license  utility

*****@*******:/ansys_inc/v140/fluent> ls bin

archive        fluent-cleanup.pl  lmgrd    lm_run      netscape.remote  place4.mpi        utility
fluent          fluent_sysinfo    lmhostid  lmstart    place1.mpi      place4.vmpi      videocmd
fluent_arch    lmcksum            lmremove  lmstat      place2.mpi      Read.Me
fluent_arch1.0  lmdown            lmreread  makeshared  place2.vmpi      sge_launcher.csh

*****@*******:/ansys_inc/v140/fluent> ls fluent14.0.0/

addons  client  cpropep  ic3m  isat      launcher  lnamd64    packages  src    vki
bin    cortex  gtpower  info  KINetics  lib      multiport  realgas  tgrid  wave

*****@*******:/ansys_inc/v140/fluent> ls fluent14.0.0/bin/

fluent

*****@*******:/ansys_inc/v140/fluent> ls fluent14.0.0/lnamd64/

2d    2ddp_host  2d_host  3d    3ddp_host  3d_host  syslib
2ddp  2ddp_node  2d_node  3ddp  3ddp_node  3d_node

*****@*******:/ansys_inc/v140/fluent> ls fluent14.0.0/lnamd64/3d

fluent.14.0.0  localize.h

*****@*******:/ansys_inc/v140/fluent> ls fluent14.0.0/lnamd64/3d_host

fluent.14.0.0  localize.h

For the curious, my batch input file is:

Code:

*;*Read*case*file*
 rcd*rect20.cas
*;*Calculate*50*iterations*
 it*500
*;*Write*data*file*
 wd*rect20-batch1.dat
*;*Calculate*another*50*iterations*
 it*500
*;*Write*another*data*file*
 wd*rect20-batch2.dat
*;*Exit*FLUENT*
 exit*
 yes

Thanks for any help!

[EDIT: My input file doesn't actually have all those asterisks, they appeared when I saved the post... not sure why, but they're all meant to be regular spaces.]


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