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Message 9925 - Posted: 19 Jul 2004, 18:34:37 UTC

I used the winnt command line version of the "classic" seti at home. I am wondering if there are plans of making a version of boinc similar to the command interface.

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Message 9940 - Posted: 19 Jul 2004, 18:51:46 UTC - in response to Message 9925.

The file is boinc_cli.exe and it is in the BOINC folder. It doesn't work real well yet as far as interfacing with the GUI yet or even working at the same time with the GUI. Its issues are not great, it just needs some work and it might be better to stay with the GUI for now. The CLI also lets you install BOINC as a service, but if you do that, you might want to disable BOINC from starting up on logon. You will may have to change the credentials that it uses to run if you choose the service option.

Note though that when I used the CLI a few days ago, it seemed like it took just a little longer to process workunits than it did with the GUI. I'm guessing they are basically the same speed because BOINC itself doesn't actually do the work. It launches what is essentially a command line program in the background to do it's processing.

In my mind the only advantage to using it is to run it as a service so it runs regarldess of being logged on. But until things work more smoothly, I'm going to let it be.

Chris

> I used the winnt command line version of the "classic" seti at home. I am
> wondering if there are plans of making a version of boinc similar to the
> command interface.
>
> -TSalinas
>
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