The Output Function

output(<file name>)


The output function defines an explicit output for a command. It is similar to using a Produce clause but can be used inline with the definition of a command, using the form ${output(...)}. In some situations it may be clearer to define outputs in line this way since the definition is collocated with its use. However in many cases it will be clearer to a reader if a Produce clause is used to show very clearly what outputs are created.


Cause output to go to file "foo.txt"

  hello = {
      exec """echo world > ${output("foo.txt")}"""