Runs system commands via a shell.


Container for user-defined plugs. Nodes should never make their own plugs here, so users are free to do as they wish.


Input connections to upstream nodes which must be executed before this node.


Input connections to nodes which must be executed after this node, but which don’t need to be executed before downstream nodes.


Output connections to downstream nodes which must not be executed until after this node.


Container for custom plugs which dispatchers use to control their behaviour.


Maximum number of frames to batch together when dispatching tasks. If the node requires sequence execution batchSize will be ignored.


Causes this node to be executed immediately upon dispatch, rather than have its execution be scheduled normally by the dispatcher. For instance, when using the LocalDispatcher, the node will be executed immediately in the dispatching process and not in a background process as usual.

When a node is made immediate, all upstream nodes are automatically considered to be immediate too, regardless of their settings.


Settings that control how tasks are dispatched to Tractor.


A Tractor “service key expression” used to select blades on which tasks will be executed.


A space separated list of tags that can be used with Tractor’s limits to constrain the number of concurrent tasks. Typically this is used to ensure that tasks using commercial software do not exceed the available license count.


The command to be run. This may reference values from substitutions with ‘{substitutionName}’ syntax.


When enabled, the specified command is interpreted as a shell command and run in a child shell. This allows semantics such as pipes to be used. Otherwise the supplied command is invoked directly as an executable and its args.


On MacOS with System Integrity Protection enabled, child shells will not inherit DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH from the Gaffer process. If the executable you are running relies on this, disabling shell should allow it to inherit the full Gaffer environment.


An arbitrary set of name/value pairs which can be referenced in command with ‘{substitutionsName}’ syntax.


An arbitrary set of name/value pairs which will be set as environment variables when running the command.