AMBIGUOUS TAG — DO NOT USE. For the Mac virtualization software, use [parallels]. For the `parallel` utilities, use [gnu-parallel] or [moreutils-parallel]. For parallel computing in general, use [parallelism]. For parallel ports once common on PCs, use [parallel-port].

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Four tasks in parallel… how do I do that?

I have a bunch of PNG images on a directory. I have an application called pngout that I run to compress these images. This application is called by a script I did. The problem is that this script does ...
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Limit process to one cpu core

How to limit process to one cpu core ? Something similar to ulimit or cpulimit would be nice. (Just to ensure: I do NOT want to limit percentage usage or time of execution. I want to force app (with ...
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Parallelize a Bash FOR Loop

I have been trying to parallelize the following script, specifically each of the three FOR loop instances, using GNU Parallel but haven't been able to. The 4 commands contained within the FOR loop run ...
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Number of processors in /proc/cpuinfo

While i was learning about cpu load i came to know that it depends on numbers of core. if i have 2 cores then load 2 will give 100% cpu utilization. So i tried to find out cores.( i already know that ...
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Parallelizing a for loop

I want to parallelize the for loops of the following code. How to do this? #!/bin/bash N=$1 n=$2 for (( i=1; i<=$N; i++ )); do min=100000000000000 //set min to some garbage value for (( j=1;...
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tarring in parallel

Ab Oceanographer friend at work needs to back up many months worth of data. She is overwhelemed so I volunteered to do it. There are hundreds of directories to be backed up and we want to tar/bzip ...
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GNU parallel vs & (I mean background) vs xargs -P

I'm confused about the difference or advantage (if any) of running a set of tasks in a .sh script using GNU parallel E.g. Ole Tange's answer: parallel ./pngout -s0 {} R{} ::: *.png rather than say ...
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Executing piped commands in parallel

Consider the following scenario. I have two programs A and B. Program A outputs to stdout lines of strings while program B process lines from stdin. The way to use these two programs is of course ...
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How to start multi-threaded grep in terminal?

I have a folder which has 250+ files of 2 GB each. I need to search for a string/pattern in those files and output the result in an output file. I know I can run the following command, but it is too ...
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Spreading stdin to parallel processes

I have a task that processes a list of files on stdin. The start-up time of the program is substantial, and the amount of time each file takes varies widely. I want to spawn a substantial number of ...
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using parallel to process unique input files to unique output files

I have a shell scripting problem where I'm given a directory full of input files (each file containing many input lines), and I need to process them individually, redirecting each of their outputs to ...
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How do I run the same linux command in more than one tab/shell simultaneously?

Is there any tool/command in Linux that I can use to run a command in more than one tab simultaneously? I want to run the same command: ./myprog argument1 argument2 simultaneously in more than one ...
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Parallel execution of a program on multiple files

I have a small script that loops through all files of a folder and executes a (usually long lasting) command. Basically it's for file in ./folder/*; do ./bin/myProgram $file > ./done/$file ...
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Is there a way to run process parallelly in the loop of a bash script [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Parallelizing a for loop The original code might look like this: for i in *; do something.py $i; done I was wondering whether I can run these jobs parallelly in the ...
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Running up to X commands in parallel

I'm running something like this: find . -maxdepth 1 -type f -note -iname "*.gpg" | sort | while read file ; do echo "Encrypting $file..." gpg --trust-model always --recipient "me@myself.com" -...
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Variable declaration in parallel sh -c …

I've been trying to process the output of find with parallel, which in turn invoked a shell (some textual substitutions were needed). I observed some strange behaviour, which I cannot really explain ...
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Parallel pausing and resuming?

I have a pretty strange thing I'm seeing as I run 8 GPG encryption jobs with GNU parallel: The command I've run is this: find . -type f -not -iname "*.gpg" | sort |parallel --gnu -j 8 --workdir "$...
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Parallelize openssl as input to dd

I am using @tremby's great idea to fill a disk with random data. This involves piping openssl, which is encrypting a lot of zeros, to dd (bs=4M). I'm maxing out the single core on which this is ...