How to run many plantuml in parallel?

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asked Jun 11, 2021 in Bug by Song

Hello, I'm trying to speed up the render of many UML files at the same time. I thought each instance of plantuml JAR would be able to run independently from each other. However, that is not the case. I get a resource occupied error about dot.exe from _graphviz. C:\Users\Song\AppData\Local\Temp\_graphviz\dot.exe (The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process)

You can use this bash code segment to run things in parallel.




        for file in *.plantuml; do

            ((= i % N))

            ((i++ == 0)) && wait

            plantuml"$file" &




1 Answer

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answered Jun 11, 2021 by The-Lu (37,800 points)

Hello S.,

If you would test speed or performance, perhaps, you could just test:

java -jar  plantuml.jar


java -jar  plantuml.jar C:\Path\to\yours\files

That runs the GUI, and it avoids creating the context for each file on each time...

In order to testing,