To conveniently use the scripting tools of the Amsterdam Modeling Suite you need to set some shell environment variables and add the
AMSBIN folder to your
PATH. This can be done by sourcing file
amsbashrc.sh, which is located in the Amsterdam Modeling Suite installation directory.
Note: if you followed the Linux Quickstart installation Guide, the
amsbashrc.sh should be automatically sourced when you start up a new terminal, and you can ignore the following steps.
Start up a terminal
amsbashrc.shwith the following command (note: you should replace
path_to_installation_directorywith the actual path to your AMS installation directory:
To test that you properly sourced the
amsbashrc.shfile you can type the following command, which should yeld the help message for the amsprep command line tool:
- From the AMSjobs GUI module, click on the Help dropdown menu and select Terminal. This will open a new terminal with all necessary environment variables already set and the
AMSBINfolder already added to the
Alternatively, you can follow the Linux steps.
Every Windows installation of AMS2019 and newer, as well as older ADF versions, come with a pre-configured command line. The easiest way to access the command line is via the Help menu of the graphical user interface:
- Go to Help → Command-lineInside the command line window, type
bashand hit ENTER (alternative: type
The advantage of calling the command line from the GUI is that you will find yourself in the current working directory right away. In situations in which the GUI is not available, it is also possible to use the pre-configured command line directly:
- Double click the file
ams_command_line.batin your AMS installation directory (e.g. C:/AMS2021.101)