Motif Guide

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Motif is Graphical User Interface (GUI) widget toolkit for Unix and Unix-like systems.

Check Module Availability

To see which Motif modules are available to the system, use the following command:

$ module avail motif

You should see all available modules in motif/<version> format:

----------------------- /apps2/Modules/3.2.6/modulefiles -----------------------
motif/2.3.4

If the module list is empty please contact your administrators.


Loading a Motif Module

You can load the default Motif module as follows:

$ module load motif


If your program needs a specific version e.g., motif/2.3.4, do the following:

$ module load motif/2.3.4

After you load a module you can use it until you log out; you will need to load it again the next time you log in and run your program.


Automatically Loading a Motif Module

If you frequently use a particular module (which is usual) you can do the following:

$ module initadd motif

Or, if you need a specific version,

$ module initadd motif/2.3.4

Note that this auto-loading of the module will start from your next login session. Therefore if you need the module at the present session you will need to load the module using the module load command.


Unloading a Motif Module

You can unload an already-loaded module as follows:

$ module unload motif

Or, to unload a specific version,

$ module unload motif/2.3.4