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Old 2020-06-16, 17:24   #15
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"Ed Hall"
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A couple more details to consider:

CADO-NFS, on its own, uses a filename base from its parameter files and places all data in a randomly named folder in the /tmp directory. Both of these need to be addressed (easily done) in order to make retrieving factors easier. They can both be addressed simply by setting the working directory and filename on the command line. In fact, all (or, close to all) parameters can be overriden by command line values

If the /tmp directory is used, a computer reset will remove all work, so a more permanent location should be used for anything of any length.

Starting a new CADO-NFS number will fail if prior number data is encountered, so any previous data should be removed once factors are retrieved. The random directory naming keeps this from happening, but makes factor retrieval more complex.
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