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link_files


Paths to be linked into each working directory

Specification

Alias: none

Argument(s): STRINGLIST

Default: no linked files

Description

Specifies the paths (files or directories) that will be symbolically linked from each working directory. Wildcards using * and ? are permitted. Linking is space-saving and useful for files not modified during the function evaluation. However, not all filesystems support linking, for example, support on Windows varies.

Examples

Specifying

  link_files = 'siminput*.in' '/path/to/simdir1' 'simdir2/*'

will create copies

  workdir/siminput*.in  # links to each of rundir / siminput*.in
  workdir/simdir1/      # whole directory simdir1 linked
  workdir/*             # each entry in directory simdir2 linked