rpict progress status

Hey, it looks like I'm quite monopolizing this mailing list.. I'm sorry.. !!

Some time ago, if I didn't just dream it, I run into some explanation on how to monitor rpict progress status. If I remember well, it was achieved with a light kill message to rpict process. In fact when killing it, it returns the rpict progress. It was a way to achieve same information without actually killing it. I thought I found this information in Axel Jacobs' tutorials, but I'm not able to find it any more.

Can someone help me ?

Lucio

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Lucio, If you add "-t [time in seconds]" to your rpict command line it
will periodically report the progress as the calculation runs. The same
result can be had by adding the line "REPORT= [time in minutes]" to your
rif file. Alternatively, if you prefer not to clutter your terminal,
you can pause the process "<ctrl-z>" and bring it back to the foreground
"fg <enter>" and it should report the progress once.

-Chris

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-----Original Message-----
Sent: Friday, 08 February, 2008 9:24 AM
To: radiance-general
Subject: [Radiance-general] rpict progress status

Hey, it looks like I'm quite monopolizing this mailing list.. I'm
sorry.. !!

Some time ago, if I didn't just dream it, I run into some explanation on
how to monitor rpict progress status. If I remember well, it was
achieved with a light kill message to rpict process. In fact when
killing it, it returns the rpict progress. It was a way to achieve same
information without actually killing it. I thought I found this
information in Axel Jacobs' tutorials, but I'm not able to find it any
more.

Can someone help me ?

Lucio

.. Caminante no hay camino, solo se hace camino al andar ..
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Chris is correct. You can also send rpict the "continue" signal, which is the same as bringing it into the foreground without actually doing so. "kill -CONT pid" should work.

-Greg

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From: "Christopher Rush" <[email protected]>
Date: February 8, 2008 6:50:38 AM PST

Lucio, If you add "-t [time in seconds]" to your rpict command line it
will periodically report the progress as the calculation runs. The same
result can be had by adding the line "REPORT= [time in minutes]" to your
rif file. Alternatively, if you prefer not to clutter your terminal,
you can pause the process "<ctrl-z>" and bring it back to the foreground
"fg <enter>" and it should report the progress once.

-Chris

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Friday, 08 February, 2008 9:24 AM
To: radiance-general

Hey, it looks like I'm quite monopolizing this mailing list.. I'm
sorry.. !!

Some time ago, if I didn't just dream it, I run into some explanation on
how to monitor rpict progress status. If I remember well, it was
achieved with a light kill message to rpict process. In fact when
killing it, it returns the rpict progress. It was a way to achieve same
information without actually killing it. I thought I found this
information in Axel Jacobs' tutorials, but I'm not able to find it any
more.

Can someone help me ?

Lucio