Flight HowTo

The Flight User Suite comes with built-in guides to assist with usage of the research environment from setting up the flight environment to using the queue system.

Showing Available Guides

To show the available guides, list them with:

[flight@gateway1 (scooby) ~]$ flight howto ls
│ Index │ Name                             │
│ 1     │ Get Started                      │
│ 2     │ Work With The Flight Environment │
│ 3     │ Use Flight User Suite            │
│ 4     │ Run Jobs                         │
│ 5     │ Use A Scheduler                  │

Viewing a Guide

A guide can be viewed by requesting either the index or name of the desired guide. When viewing a guide, the content will open inside a less session.

To view the get started guide by name:

[flight@gateway1 (scooby) ~]$ flight howto show 'Get Started'

To view the get started guide by index:

[flight@gateway1 (scooby) ~]$ flight howto show 1

When finished with the guide, simply escape the less session with q. Alternatively, the optional argument --no-pager will prevent any sort of view manager, instead the contents of the guide will be output straight to the terminal.