Contents of the fort.* files

1 year 2 months ago #574 by Nike
Dear all,
By reading through the manual and many of the .f files I'm able to figure out what the more obvious fort.* files mean, such as fort.55 and fort.16. I'm satisfied for the moment with my understanding of the fort.1* and fort.5* files, however the following fort.2*, fort.3*, fort.7*, and fort.8* files are all quite big, but I cannot figure out what they are:
-rw-r--r-- 1 nike nike 194780698312 Apr  5  2017 fort.28
-rw-r--r-- 1 nike nike 195477774336 Apr  4  2017 fort.32
-rw-r--r-- 1 nike nike 194780698312 Apr  4  2017 fort.27
-rw-r--r-- 1 nike nike  22079443968 Apr  4  2017 fort.87
-rw-r--r-- 1 nike nike 194780698312 Apr  3  2017 fort.26
-rw-r--r-- 1 nike nike      2490920 Apr  2  2017 fort.78

These are all in binary so I cannot read them.
I ran:
grep -i "write(2" *.f
grep -i "write(3" *.f
grep -i "write(7" *.f
grep -i "write(8" *.f

and found that fort.87 and fort.32 are written in ovirt.f, however I didn't get any results indicated what fort.26,27,28 and fort.78 are for. Does anyone remember what these files store, or have a list of what each fort.* file contains?

With best wishes!
Nike

1 year 2 months ago #575 by kallay
Replied by kallay on topic Contents of the fort.* files
Dear Nike,
These are scratch files used for various purposes at different parts of the program. Their content also depends on the type of the calculation.

Best regards,
Mihaly Kallay

1 year 2 months ago #576 by Nike
Replied by Nike on topic Contents of the fort.* files
Dear Mihaly,
Is there any value (at all) in saving them?

I do like to save my .55-56 files and .16-17 files in case I want to do higher-order calculations 5 years from now. I also save my fort.1* files in case I want to do calculations with MPI later. How about for fort.2*, fort.3*, fort.7* and fort.8* ?

With best wishes!
Nike

1 year 2 months ago #577 by kallay
Replied by kallay on topic Contents of the fort.* files
Dear Nike,
you should just save the fort.16 and 17 files.

Best regards,
Mihaly Kallay