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pbg_rm - remove a partitioned BCG graph


pbg_rm filename[.pbg]


pbg_rm removes filename.pbg, which is a partitioned BCG graph encoded in the PBG format. It also removes all the BCG fragments and log fragments referred to in filename.pbg (these fragments being stored either on the local machine or on remote machines).

The grid configuration file referred to in filename.pbg is not removed, as this file may be used by other PBG files than filename.pbg.

The difference between pbg_rm and the UNIX command rm is that pbg_rm does a "deep" removal, whereas rm does a "shallow" removal (only filename.pbg is removed, but not its associated fragments).

Refer to the gcf and pbg manual pages for details about the GCF and PBG formats.

Exit Status

Exit status is 0 if everything is alright, 1 otherwise.


An early prototype was written by Jerome Fereyre and Hubert Garavel. The current version was developed by Wendelin Serwe and Hubert Garavel (INRIA Rhone-Alpes).


partitioned BCG graph (input)


The binary code of pbg_rm is available in $CADP/bin.`arch`/pbg_rm.

See Also

bcg , gcf , pbg , bcg_merge , distributor , pbg_cp , pbg_info , pbg_mv , pbg_open

Additional information is available from the CADP Web page located at http://cadp.inria.fr

Directives for installation are given in files $CADP/INSTALLATION_*.

Recent changes and improvements to this software are reported and commented in file $CADP/HISTORY.


pbg_rm was not designed to ensure atomic transactions. If an error occurs while removing certain fragments, other fragments might nevertheless be removed. In such case, error messages will be displayed on the standard output, and filename.pbg will in general be no longer usable after invoking pbg_rm.

Please report other bugs to cadp@inria.fr

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