Merging 2 python workflows with $PWD

I was trying to merge 2 python workflows following this tutorial It is run successfully only when I specify the whole path to the and I intend to run in grid systems, so I can use only present working directory appended to the path. Is there any way to append ‘present working directory’ to the path in CWL?

Hello @Priyaa, and welcome!

You are correct, it isn’t very portable to put the entire path to your script in the baseCommand or arguments. For running on HPC I recommend appending the directories where your software is installed to the PATH environment variable before running cwltool or toil-cwl-runner.

PATH=${PATH}:/whole/path/to/my/scripts/ toil-cwl-runner my_workflow.cwl my_inputs.yml

Remember to make sure your scripts and are marked executable and begin with a suitable #!/usr/bin/env python or #!/usr/bin/env python3 as appropriate.

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Hi @mrc,
Thanks for the reply. I solved the problem in different way, by inputting the files (, as inputs to cwl in the yaml file. It worked without specifying the whole path.

Here is my sample yaml file:

   y: 4  # type "int"
   x: 5  # type "int"
      class: File

I will try your solution too. Thanks

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