By default noven = ncomp = 0 which is the most common case, so typing:
ovenwill launch the text based oven GUI in the way that is most commonly useful.
To specify a different computer (such as when setting up shared memory by hand), you use the -c1 option in lieu of "ncomp=1", i.e. you would type:
oven -c1The software allows for a multitude of ovens, but we use only 0 and 1. Oven 1 is the meter-cubed. As a shorthand for using -o1 for this, the option "-M" can be used and is encouraged. It yields clearer output when using the "ps" command to look at running processes.
For the ovend command only, an option "-nol" is provided, which disables logging data to files.
oven -o3 (Talk to non-existant oven number 3) oven -c1 (Talk to computer 1 on the main oven) oven -M (Talk to the meter-cube -- identical to -o1) ovend -nol (tell ovend not to log data to files).