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Modules Software Environment Manager

The Module software package provides for the dynamic modification of a user's environment via module files.

Module can be used to manage:

Loading a module for a particular piece of software often adds the path to the executable to $PATH, the path to the library to $LD_LIBRARY_PATH, and so on. Loading a module, then, relieves the user of having to remember or look up and type long path names.

Module Commands

Useful module commands include:

Command Description
module avail lists available modules
module list lists currently loaded modules
module help foo help on module foo
module whatis foo brief description of module foo
module display foo displays the changes that are made to the environment by loading module foo without actually loading it
module load foo load module foo
module unload foo unloads module foo and removes all changes that it made in the environment
module clear unloads all modules

Last Updated: 26 July 2017

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