This start-up directive allows the user to specify the directory location of permanent files created by NWChem. NWChem distinguishes between permanent (or persistent) files and scratch (or temporary) files, and allows the user the option of putting them in different locations. In most installations, however, permanent and scratch files are all written to the current directory by default. What constitutes “local” disk space may also differ from machine to machine.
PERMANENT_DIR directive enable the user to specify a single
directory for all processes or different directories for different
processes. The general form of the directive is as
(PERMANENT_DIR) [(<string host>||<integer process>):] <string directory> [...]