.info files

Barry Smith bsmith at mcs.anl.gov
Fri Mar 7 12:33:20 CST 2008

   PETSc binary viewers put some additional information into .info  
files like matrix block size; it is harmless
but if you really don't like it you can use -viewer_binary_skip_info  
or  PetscViewerBinarySkipInfo()
note you need to call PetscViewerBinarySkipInfo() before  
PetscViewerFileSetName(). In other words you
cannot use PetscViewerBinaryOpen() directly.


On Mar 7, 2008, at 12:21 PM, Gideon Simpson wrote:

> When I dump some matrices and vectors to binary, I seem to be  
> generating some empty files with .info extensions.  What's the deal  
> with tehse?
> -gideon

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