AIPS HELP file for DELAY in 31DEC20
As of Sat Feb 22 16:10:40 2020
DELAY: Pause AIPS for DETIME seconds
DETIME 0.01 1000.0 Pause time in seconds
Use: This verb delays the AIPS main program by DETIME seconds.
The main use for this verb will be in scripts, where one wishes
to delay a short while (e.g. 3 sec) to look at a display before
going on. Another way to delay is of course to READ some
variable from the keyboard, but this requires the user to stay
alert. If the READ is ignored AIPS will pause indefinitely.
To delay AIPS for quite a while, one can put DELAY in a FOR
DETIME = 900
FOR I = 1:20; DELAY; END
will delay AIPS for 5 hours. This would allow a GO or whatever
to occur much later (e.g. after a MNJ). Note that the BATCH
capability of AIPS is designed for such usage however.
DETIME......The amount of time to delay in seconds. Must be between
0.01 and 1000.0 seconds.