Bug #1267

Add a GMX_NO_CREDITS variable to not show credits on every run

Added by Pacho Ramos over 7 years ago. Updated almost 7 years ago.

analysis tools
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It's pretty annoying to get output loaded of messages like the following, especially when running scripts. Would be nice to have a GMX_NO_CREDITS variable to be able to disable this showing. I am referring to:
:-) G R O M A C S (-:

Gnomes, ROck Monsters And Chili Sauce
:-)  VERSION 4.6.1  (-:
Contributions from Mark Abraham, Emile Apol, Rossen Apostolov, 
Herman J.C. Berendsen, Aldert van Buuren, Pär Bjelkmar,
Rudi van Drunen, Anton Feenstra, Gerrit Groenhof, Christoph Junghans,
Peter Kasson, Carsten Kutzner, Per Larsson, Pieter Meulenhoff,
Teemu Murtola, Szilard Pall, Sander Pronk, Roland Schulz,
Michael Shirts, Alfons Sijbers, Peter Tieleman,
Berk Hess, David van der Spoel, and Erik Lindahl.
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Uppsala University & The Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
check out for more information.
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
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:-)  grompp  (-:

The change should probably be done at src/gmxlib/copyrite.c... but since I don't know C, I don't know how to patch it myself :(

Thanks a lot

Related issues

Related to GROMACS - Feature #1209: Reduce tools verbosityClosed03/25/2013
Related to GROMACS - Feature #1427: GMX_NO_CREDITS and structure of credit sectionRejected01/23/2014

Associated revisions

Revision 71df8733 (diff)
Added by Pedro Lacerda over 7 years ago

Add a GMX_NO_CREDITS variable to not show credits

It's annoying to get output loaded of credits messages, especially when
running scripts. This commit add GMX_NO_CREDITS environment variable,
when set no copyright is shown.

Related to #1267.

Change-Id: Ia8482a73bde733b08cb37680ecceb713560872f5


#1 Updated by Mark Abraham over 7 years ago

  • Category set to analysis tools
  • Status changed from New to Accepted
  • Priority changed from Normal to Low
  • Target version set to 4.6.x

There are certainly people who agree with you - see #1209. The suggestion of introducing an environment variable in the 4.6 branch to hack things to be quiet seems reasonable to me. We will keep the default behaviour the same, because some people will have scripts that depend on this behaviour.

#2 Updated by Mark Abraham over 7 years ago

  • Status changed from Accepted to Resolved
  • Target version changed from 4.6.x to 4.6.3
  • Affected version changed from git master to 4.6.2

#3 Updated by Rossen Apostolov almost 7 years ago

  • Status changed from Resolved to Closed

#4 Updated by Teemu Murtola over 6 years ago

  • Related to Feature #1427: GMX_NO_CREDITS and structure of credit section added

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