Scripting with the commando shell
Scripting via commando shell can be done in every operation system (Windows, Mac, Linux, etc...). In this tutorial we will focus on script for linux, however shell-scripts for other operation systems follow the same principle (there can be syntex-differences).
Here is a basic script with evaluates the deformation of a cantilever on different planets:
#!/bin/bash -i #Loop through the planets for planet in 'Moon' 'Earth' 'Mars' 'Jupiter'; do #Set default gravity value gravity='1' #Print out on which planet we are echo Simulationon $planet #Set gravity according to planet if [ $planet = 'Moon' ]; then gravity='1.62' elif [ $planet = 'Earth' ]; then gravity='9.81' elif [ $planet = 'Mars' ];then gravity='3.72' elif [ $planet = 'Jupiter' ]; then gravity='24.79' fi #Print out the used gravity echo with gravity $gravity m/s^2 #Create Simulation-name job=simulation_$planet #Search in template-file for GRAVITY and replace it with $gravity and save it under $job'.xml' sed 's/GRAVITY/'$gravity'/g' simulation_template.xml > $job'.xml' #Simulate with openCFS #if unsure where cfs is located use the command "type cfs" /path/to/cfs $job done
Be caution with spaces in shell-scripts! Its a syntax error!
General convention is that shell-scripts are saved with a
.sh ending, like
Running the script
Run the script in the terminal either via the
or execute it directly with
but be aware that in this case you must made the script executable with
chmod +x script.sh
Example and Tutorial Suggestion
Here is a small example for downloading. Just unzip it and run the script in the terminal command and see what happens.
- Add more planets
- Modify the placeholder string
Gand ajust the template and the script accordingly
- Hint: Be careful with spaces, use the exact syntax as shown