inquire#

Mapdl.inquire(strarray='', func='', arg1='', arg2='')#

Returns system information.

By default, with no arguments, it returns the working directory.

>>> mapdl.inquire()
C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Temp\ansys_nynvxsaooh
Parameters
strarraystr, optional

Name of the string array or parameter that will hold the returned values. Normally, if used in a python script you should just work with the return value from this method.

funcstr, optional

Specifies the type of system information returned. See the notes section for more information.

arg1str, optional

First argument. See notes for arg1 definition.

arg2str, optional

Second argument. See notes for arg1 definition.

Returns
str

Value of the inquired item.

Notes

The /INQUIRE command is valid in any processor.

Warning

Take note that from version 0.60.4 and later, the command behaviour has been changed. Previously, the StrArray argument was omitted. For example: >>> mapdl.inquire(‘DIRECTORY’) C:UsersuserAppDataLocalTempansys_nynvxsaooh

Now this will raise an exception. The default behaviour now, requires to input StrArray: >>> mapdl.inquire(‘’, ‘DIRECTORY’) C:UsersuserAppDataLocalTempansys_nynvxsaooh

GENERAL FUNC OPTIONS

  • LOGIN - Returns the pathname of the login directory on Linux systems or the pathname of the default directory (including drive letter) on Windows systems.

  • DOCU - Pathname of the ANSYS documentation directory.

  • APDL - Pathname of the ANSYS APDL directory.

  • PROG - Pathname of the ANSYS executable directory.

  • AUTH - Pathname of the directory in which the license file resides.

  • USER - Name of the user currently logged-in.

  • DIRECTORY - Pathname of the current directory.

  • JOBNAME - Current Jobname.

  • RSTDIR - Result file directory.

  • RSTFILE - Result file name.

  • RSTEXT - Result file extension.

  • OUTPUT - Current output file name.

RETURNING THE VALUE OF AN ENVIRONMENT VARIABLE TO A PARAMETER

If FUNC=ENV, the command format is /INQUIRE,StrArray,ENV,ENVNAME,Substring. In this instance, ENV specifies that the command should return the value of an environment variable. The following defines the remaining fields:

Envname:

Specifies the name of the environment variable.

Substring:

If Substring = 1, the first substring (up to the first colon (:)) is returned. If Substring = 2, the second substring is returned, etc. For Windows platforms, the separating character is semicolon (;). If this argument is either blank or 0, the entire value of the environment variable is returned.

RETURNING THE VALUE OF A TITLE TO A PARAMETER

If FUNC = TITLE, the command format is /INQUIRE,StrArray,TITLE,Title_num. In this context, the value of Title_num can be blank or 1 through 5. If the value is 1 or blank, the title is returned. If the value is 2 through 5, a corresponding subtitle is returned (2 denoting the first subtitle, and so on).

RETURNING INFORMATION ABOUT A FILE TO A PARAMETER

The /INQUIRE command can also return information about specified files within the file system. For these capabilities, the format is /INQUIRE,Parameter,FUNC,Fname, Ext, --. The following defines the fields:

Parameter:

Name of the parameter that will hold the returned values.

Func:

Specifies the type of file information returned:

EXIST:

Returns a 1 if the specified file exists, and 0 if it does not.

DATE:

Returns the date stamp of the specified file in the format *yyyymmdd.hhmmss*.

SIZE:

Returns the size of the specified file in MB.

WRITE:

Returns the status of the write attribute. A 0 denotes no write permission while a 1 denotes write permission.

READ:

Returns the status of the read attribute. A 0 denotes no read permission while a 1 denotes read permission.

EXEC:

Returns the status of the execute attribute (this has meaning only on Linux). A 0 denotes no execute permission while a 1 denotes execute permission.

LINES:

Returns the number of lines in an ASCII file.

Fname:

File name and directory path (248 characters maximum, including the characters needed for the directory path). An unspecified directory path defaults to the working directory; in this case, you can use all 248 characters for the file name.

Ext:

Filename extension (eight-character maximum).

Examples

Return the MAPDL working directory >>> mapdl.inquire(‘’, ‘DIRECTORY’) C:UsersgayusoAppDataLocalTempansys_nynvxsaooh

Or

>>> mapdl.inquire()
C:\Users\gayuso\AppData\Local\Temp\ansys_nynvxsaooh

Return the job name

>>> mapdl.inquire('', 'JOBNAME')
file

Return the result file name

>>> mapdl.inquire('', 'RSTFILE')
'file.rst'