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NWRITE= 0 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

Default: NWRITE=2

This flag determines how much will be written to the file OUTCAR ('verbosity flag').

NWRITE 0 1 2 3
contributions to electronic energy        
at each electronic iteration f f e e
convergence information f f e e
eigenvalues f+l i i e
DOS + charge density f+l i i e
total energy        
and their contributions i i i i
stress i i i i
basis-vectors f+l i i i
forces f+l i i i
timing-information     X X

f+l first and last ionic step
f first ionic step
i each ionic step
e each electronic step
X when applicable

For long MD-runs use NWRITE=0 or NWRITE=1. For short runs use NWRITE=2. NWRITE=3 might give information if something goes wrong. NWRITE=4 is for debugging only.

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