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Use ‘Skip’ to produce log entry like in the case an EVL <job> or <workflow> would be successfully finished (in fact marked as ‘SKIP’). This is useful when other jobs or workflows are waiting for such a job/workflow.


is to be used in EVL workflow structure definition file, i.e. in EWS file.

evl skip

is intended for standalone usage, i.e. to be invoked from command line.

EWS is EVL workflow definition file, for details see man evl-ews(5).


  ( <job>.evl | <workflow>.ewf | <script>.sh )
  [-o|--odate=<odate>] [-p|--project=<project>]

evl skip
  ( <job>.evl | <workflow>.ewf | <script>.sh )
  [-o|--odate=<odate>] [-p|--project=<project>]

evl skip
  ( --help | --usage | --version )


-o, --odate=<odate>

run evl workflow with specified <odate>, environment variable ‘EVL_ODATE’ is ignored

-p, --project=<project_dir>

specify project folder if not the current working one

Standard options:


print this help and exit


print short usage information and exit

-v, --verbose

print to stderr info/debug messages of the component


print version and exit


  1. Mark ‘some_job.evl’ as successfully finished with current ‘$ODATE’ (in EWS file):
    Skip some_job.evl