parallel - Shell tool for executing jobs in parallel

Property Value
Distribution PCLinuxOS
Repository PCLinuxOS x86_64
Package filename parallel-20150122-1pclos2015.noarch.rpm
Package name parallel
Package version 20150122
Package release 1pclos2015
Package architecture noarch
Package type rpm
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License -
Maintainer -
Download size 676.80 KB
Installed size 676.80 KB
GNU parallel is a shell tool for executing jobs in parallel using one or
more computers. A job can be a single command or a small script that has
to be run for each of the lines in the input. The typical input is a list
of files, a list of hosts, a list of users, a list of URLs, or a list of
tables. A job can also be a command that reads from a pipe. GNU parallel
can then split the input and pipe it into commands in parallel.
If you use xargs and tee today you will find GNU parallel very easy to use
as GNU parallel is written to have the same options as xargs. If you write
loops in shell, you will find GNU parallel may be able to replace most of
the loops and make them run faster by running several jobs in parallel.
GNU parallel makes sure output from the commands is the same output as you
would get had you run the commands sequentially. This makes it possible to
use output from GNU parallel as input for other programs.
For each line of input GNU parallel will execute command with the line as
arguments. If no command is given, the line of input is executed. Several
lines will be run in parallel. GNU parallel can often be used as a
substitute for xargs or cat | bash.


Package Version Architecture Repository
parallel - - -


Name Value
rpmlib(CompressedFileNames) <= 3.0.4-1
rpmlib(PayloadFilesHavePrefix) <= 4.0-1
rpmlib(PayloadIsLzma) <= 4.4.6-1


Name Value
parallel = 20150122-1pclos2015


Type URL
Binary Package parallel-20150122-1pclos2015.noarch.rpm
Source Package parallel-20150122-1pclos2015.src.rpm

Install Howto

  1. Enable PCLinuxOS x86_64 repository in /etc/apt/sources.list:
    rpm pclinuxos/64bit x86_64
  2. Update the package index:
    # apt-get update
  3. Install parallel rpm package:
    # apt-get install parallel

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