AIPS HELP file for GO in 31DEC20
As of Sun Jul 5 21:39:45 2020
GO: Verb to detach a task from AIPS for execution
TASK Task name
DOWAIT -1.0 1.0 Wait to finish task before
Version of task desired.
QCREATE -1.0 1.0 >= 0 => create large files
quickly, else fill with 0's
Task name may be inserted as an immediate argument
i.e GO TASK or GO 'TASK'
Use: Starts shed tasks and passes parameters to them. Tests
adverb values to see if they are in range.
TASK.....Requested task name (5 characters or less).
DOWAIT...Logical adverb. True (> 0) specifies that AIPS
not resume until the requested task has finished.
VERSION..Desired version of the task, i.e. 'NEW', 'OLD'. See
HELP VERSION for details.
QCREATE..>= 0 => create files of any significant size by writing
zeros only near the end of the file. This means on
Unix systems that the disk space is not guaranteed
and could vanish before the task has a chance to
write to the earlier parts of the file. But it is
< 0 => fill the entire file with zeros during the
creation process. This guarantees that the disk
space is reserved and initialized but can take a
long time for files of many Gbytes.
Grammar: GO or GO taskname
The first starts the task referred to by the
adverb TASK. The second starts the task 'taskname'.
Examples: TASK='CNTR'; GO Starts the task CNTR
GO PRTPL Starts the task PRTPL.
Note that the adverb TASK is not set to 'PRTPL' in
the second example.