MXP Installation

Check the Download MXP section for the most recent MXP version.

  • Create directory   $HOME/Software   if it does not exist.
  • Download file MXP-2.6.2.tar.gz and unpack it to Software directory.
  • Add directory Software/MXP-2.6.2/bin to PATH.
mkdir -p ~/Software
cd ~/Software
wget --content-disposition
tar -xzof MXP-2.6.2.tar.gz
rm MXP-2.6.2.tar.gz
export PATH=$HOME/Software/MXP-2.6.2/bin:$PATH

Note: You have to execute the last command each time when you open a new terminal. To avoid this, add PATH modification to your .bashrc file.

Check that MXP works:

mxp --help

MXP v.2.6.2 -- main pipeline script usage:
  mxp  [options]  target
where options are:
  -h, --help           -- print this message and exit
  -V, --version        -- print MXP version
  -m, --maindir PATH   -- path to main execution directory (default: current directory)
  -w, --width WIDTH    -- format expandable output strins to use WIDTH columns
  -f, --force-delete   -- forces deleting result directory if exists but not current
  -n, --dry-run        -- do not do anything, print what would be done (implies -v)
  -v, --verbose        -- print more info
  -l, --log            -- create log file of the current run

Non-positive value of WIDTH sets output width to (current-terminal-window-width + WIDTH).

Environmental variables:
  MXP_MAINDIR         -- path
  MXP_DATASET         -- name
may be used to pass corresponding options to the script. Command-line options
have precedence over environmental variables.

For expected directory structure, see comments to this script.

Exit codes:
  0 -- target is up-to-date
  1 -- target was successfully rebuilt
  2 -- failed to build target

If you get what is shown, MXP works on your computer.