Command-line option for Finish on Linux?

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Command-line option for Finish on Linux?

Postby rafaug » Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:06 am

Since some newer distributions (since mid-2016) of Debian-based Linux distros do not support some deprecated Python dependencies for the FAHControl .deb package, and since this package apparently has not had its dependencies updated yet (workaround available in this thread: https://foldingforum.org/viewtopic.php?f=96&t=28716&p=286304), there is no way to tell FAHClient to "Finish" a workunit. This option does not seem to be available through the online client as well (unlike the NaCl client, in which one can "pretend" to close the NaCl tab, which triggers the "Finish" function).

To avoid unnecessary dumping of WUs, would there be a way to tell FAHClient to finish a WU and stop through command-line or a script on Linux, or to update the other means listed to make it available?
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Re: Command-line option for Finish on Linux?

Postby Joe_H » Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:37 am

There are both options to run FAHClient on the command line and to communicate with a running FAHClient process using a telnet connection over port 36330. The latter is used by some third party utilities and documentation is available under links for Advance users of the software.
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Re: Command-line option for Finish on Linux?

Postby davidjharder » Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:44 pm

Also, I think the beta version of FAHControl has resolved the old Python dependency.
Available here: https://folding.stanford.edu/home/beta/
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