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Old   July 12, 2005, 03:21
Default this step is not necessary ,ri
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this step is not necessary ,right! i can skip it .

i can not understank " $WM_PROJECT_INST_DIR ",what it mean .
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Old   July 12, 2005, 04:42
Default Yes, you don't need to compile
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Yes, you don't need to compile OpenFOAM from source.

If you type in a terminal


and press enter, you will enter the $HOME/OpenFOAM directory. $WM_PROJECT_INST_DIR is an environment variable whose value is "/home/username/OpenFOAM".

I think you need to learn some more about Linux or UNIX operating systems. You can find many guides online (for example:

Google is a good starting point to find many information.

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