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|Name=Parallel
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|Name=GNU Parallel
|Short description=build and execute command lines from standard input in parallel
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|Short description=a shell tool for executing jobs in parallel using one or more computers
|Full description=For each line of input parallel will execute command with the line as arguments. If no command is given the line of input is executed. parallel can often be used as a substitute for xargs or cat {{!}} sh.
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|Full description=GNU Parallel is a shell tool for executing jobs in parallel using one
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or more computers. A job is can be a single command or a small script
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that has to be run for each of the lines in the input. The typical
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input is a list of files, a list of hosts, a list of users, a list of
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URLs, or a list of tables. A job can also be a command that reads from
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a pipe. GNU Parallel can then split the input and pipe it into
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commands in parallel.
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If you use xargs and tee today you will find GNU Parallel very easy to
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use as GNU Parallel is written to have the same options as xargs. If
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you write loops in shell, you will find GNU Parallel may be able to
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replace most of the loops and make them run faster by running several
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jobs in parallel. GNU Parallel can even replace nested loops.
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GNU Parallel makes sure output from the commands is the same output as
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you would get had you run the commands sequentially. This makes it
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possible to use output from GNU Parallel as input for other programs.
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For each line of input, GNU Parallel will execute command with the line as arguments. If no command is given, the line of input is executed. Several lines will be run in parallel. GNU Parallel can often be used as a substitute for xargs or cat{{Pipe}}bash.
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The GNU Parallel distribution also includes an 'sql' script which aims to give a simple, unified interface for accessing databases through all the different databases' command line clients, and a 'niceload' script to slow down or suspend a program if system activity is above a given threshold.
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|Homepage URL=http://www.gnu.org/software/parallel/
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|Is GNU=Yes
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|GNU package identifier=parallel
 
|User level=intermediate
 
|User level=intermediate
|Submitted by=Database conversion
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|Computer languages=Perl
|Submitted date=2011-04-01
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|Documentation note=Documentation for GNU Parallel is available online at [http://www.gnu.org/software/parallel/man.html gnu.org/s/parallel/man] . Screencasts videos can be found at [http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/GNU_parallel http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/GNU_parallel].
|Version identifier=20100906
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|Related projects=GNU SQL, Coreutils
|Version date=2010-09-06
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|Keywords=Perl,argument,parallel,parallel processing,execution,cat
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|Version identifier=20111222
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|Version date=2011/12/22
 
|Version status=stable
 
|Version status=stable
|Version download=http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/parallel/parallel-20100906.tar.bz2
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|Version download=http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/parallel/parallel-20111222.tar.bz2
|License verified date=2010-09-07
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|Last review by=Andrew Engelbrecht
|Version comment=
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|Last review date=2012/01/05
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{{Software category
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|Interface=command-line
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{{Project license
 
{{Project license
 
|License=GPLv3orlater
 
|License=GPLv3orlater
 
|License verified by=Kelly Hopkins
 
|License verified by=Kelly Hopkins
|License verified date=2010-09-07
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|License verified date=2010-09-24
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}}
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{{Person
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|Real name=Ole Tange
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|Role=Maintainer
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|Email=ole@tange.dk
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}}
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{{Resource
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|Resource audience=General
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|Resource kind=Download
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|Resource URL=http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/parallel/
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{{Software category
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|Interface=command-line
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|Use=system-administration
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{{Featured
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|Featured date=2011/12/31
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|Featured source=The Free Software Supporter
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|Featured category=GNU Spotlight
 
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Revision as of 19:07, 5 January 2012

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GNU Parallel

https://www.gnu.org/s/parallel/
GNU Parallel is a shell tool for executing jobs in parallel using one or more computers. A job is can be a single command or a small script that has to be run for each of the lines in the input. The typical input is a list of files, a list of hosts, a list of users, a list of URLs, or a list of tables. A job can also be a command that reads from a pipe. GNU Parallel can then split the input and pipe it into commands in parallel. If you use xargs and tee today you will find GNU Parallel very easy to use as GNU Parallel is written to have the same options as xargs. If you write loops in shell, you will find GNU Parallel may be able to replace most of the loops and make them run faster by running several jobs in parallel. GNU Parallel can even replace nested loops.

GNU Parallel makes sure output from the commands is the same output as you would get had you run the commands sequentially. This makes it possible to use output from GNU Parallel as input for other programs.

For each line of input, GNU Parallel will execute command with the line as arguments. If no command is given, the line of input is executed. Several lines will be run in parallel. GNU Parallel can often be used as a substitute for xargs or cat Pipe.pngbash.

The GNU Parallel distribution also includes an 'sql' script which aims to give a simple, unified interface for accessing databases through all the different databases' command line clients, and a 'niceload' script to slow down or suspend a program if system activity is above a given threshold.

Documentation

Documentation for GNU Parallel is available online at gnu.org/s/parallel/man . Screencasts videos can be found at http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/GNU_parallel.

Related Projects

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Licensing

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Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
"Email tange@gnu.org" Ole Tange Maintainer


Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
User E-mail parallel@gnu.org
Developer E-mail bug-parallel@gnu.org
Developer VCS Repository Webview http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/parallel.git
General Download http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/parallel/


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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 1 March 2014.



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