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Re: synchronization of octave with gnuplot?

From: Mike Miller
Subject: Re: synchronization of octave with gnuplot?
Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2004 14:24:51 -0600 (CST)

On Thu, 2 Dec 2004, Thorsten Meyer wrote:

It is possible to put an 'if' statement in your script to have it either "sleep(1)" or execute the awk code depending on the existence of a file or the existence of an ending element in a file tail.

You are right. I could have octave wait for the existence of the file. But as soon as it exists, I would have to keep parsing it in a loop in order to see if it is complete.

But can't you then use my second suggestion and look at the file tail for a string? For example, maybe this command...

tail -1 file.eps

...always returns this string...


...when the gnuplot process has completed. The details of how this would be done depend on your shell.


Michael B. Miller, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Division of Epidemiology and Community Health
and Institute of Human Genetics
University of Minnesota

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