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Can I run KNIME workflows from the command line, without using the KNIME user interface ?

Yes. The commands are different for Linux/Mac and Windows, as illustrated below. There is more information in Chapter 5 of the KNIME Extensions User Manual.

Linux/Mac sample usage:

$SCHRODINGER/knime -batch -reset -workflowFile=path-to-workflow/Workflow.zip

Windows sample usage:

Open a Schrodinger Command Prompt from the Start menu, and type sh at the prompt. Submit a command with the following arguments

C:/Schrodingeryear/knime.bat -consoleLog -noexit -nosplash -reset -application org.knime.product.KNIME_BATCH_APPLICATION -workflowFile=C:/path-to-workflow/Workflow.zip

The argument -workflowDir may also be used. Under Windows, the arguments -consoleLog, -noexit, -nosplash, and -application org.knime.product.KNIME_BATCH_APPLICATION replace the -batch argument that is used on Linux/Mac. Note the Unix-style forward slashes in the path.

Note, the Run Maestro node is not supported. Maestro will not open if there is a Run Maestro node in the workflow.

You can wrap a KNIME workflow in a Python script from Maestro, install it in Maestro and run it from Maestro. See Chapter 4 of the KNIME Extensions User Manual for details.

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