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I am running a simulation in which I utilize the function: fix ave/time
One of the options under fix ave/time is the file argument in which I specify the file that I would like the results of my simulation to be written out to.
I like this feature. I have a question about part of its functionality. I see that multiple lines can be written if I so choose for a given run. However, I would like to do something a little different than what I feel is the norm.
I have a simulation that is starting off at 2500K. I would like to cool down by 100K, equilibrate for a while, then get data for a while. When I am getting the data, this is where I use the fix ave/time command. However, next I would like to cool down by another 100K and repeat process.
My question is this:
Can I store the next fix ave/time data set to the same file as before? I tried doing this and it simply overwrites the previous file instead of adding a new line of data.
It is important to note that I must turn the fix ave/time off while I am cooling down and equilibrating because this is data that I do not care about. If I did not have to turn it off, it would not be a problem. I am not sure how to turn it off, and return it on and have it add new lines instead of creating a new file.
Otherwise, I end up having 20 different files which means I then must open up each file and get the data. While this effort is not overly demanding, it would be nice for future use to know of a method to accomplishes what I am trying to accomplish.
Thank you for those who take the time to read this,