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PetscOptionsPrefixPush

Designate a prefix to be used by all options insertions to follow.

Synopsis

#include "petscsys.h"   
PetscErrorCode PetscOptionsPrefixPush(PetscOptions options,const char prefix[])
Logically Collective

Input Parameter

options - options database, or NULL for the default global database
prefix - The string to append to the existing prefix

Options Database Keys

-prefix_push <some_prefix_> - push the given prefix
-prefix_pop - pop the last prefix

Notes

It is common to use this in conjunction with -options_file as in

-prefix_push system1_ -options_file system1rc -prefix_pop -prefix_push system2_ -options_file system2rc -prefix_pop

where the files no longer require all options to be prefixed with -system2_.

The collectivity of this routine is complex; only the MPI processes that call this routine will have the affect of these options. If some processes that create objects call this routine and others do not the code may fail in complicated ways because the same parallel solvers may incorrectly use different options on different ranks.

See Also

PetscOptionsPrefixPop(), PetscOptionsPush(), PetscOptionsPop(), PetscOptionsCreate(), PetscOptionsSetValue()

Level

advanced

Location

src/sys/objects/options.c
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