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The ecFlow pre-processor allows parts of the ecFlow script to be included as is of without being pre-processed. This was done mainly to make it easy to use languages such as perl which make significant use of the %-sign. Pre-processing can be stopped in two ways

By using a pair of lines: %nopp and %end which will completely stop the pre-processing between those lines

By using %includenopp filename which will include the file as is without any interpretation. This makes it easy to test the script separately but allows it to be edited by ecflow_ui.

%nopp echo "char like % can be safely used here"
 date +%Y.%m.%d 

echo "otherwise we must write"

date +%%Y.%%m.%%d