Question: Does CWL have a search path for commadlinetools?
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20 months ago by
thomas.e100 wrote:

I'd like to setup a shared source for command line tools at our site and have people use them in individual workflows. For example:

   run: mytool.cwl

Is it part of the CWL spec that it can search a path, analogous to $PATH, $CLASSPATH or $PYTHONPATH? The documentation seems to imply that this should happen: but the reference implementation does not search these locations when looking for tools.

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 18 months ago by Michael R. Crusoe1.4k • written 20 months ago by thomas.e100
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18 months ago by
Common Workflow Language project
Michael R. Crusoe1.4k wrote:

Hello thomas.e,

The paths from the spec (/usr/share/commonwl/, /usr/local/share/commonwl/, $XDG_DATA_HOME/commonwl/ (default equivalent to $HOME/.local/share/commonwl) should work, see

Please file an issue on GitHub if this is not the case, thanks!

ADD COMMENTlink written 18 months ago by Michael R. Crusoe1.4k
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