Submit to cromwell from CLI
open | Created 2017-09-13 | Last updated 2017-09-13| Posted by cjllanwarne | See in Github


User Requested Improvement


The mental shift from Cromwell as a CLI to Cromwell in server mode is pretty stark.

I believe it would really help users if submitting to a Cromwell server was part of the CLI and was as close as possible to the existing run mode syntax.

Some options:

  • cromwell run hello.wdl -h localhost
    • The same as "run" but with a host option
    • This one feels natural as a blocking command until the workflow finishes
  • cromwell submit hello.wdl -h localhost (as a separate command but the same syntax as run)
    • This one feels more natural as a non-blocking command that submits but doesn't wait for it to finish

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