AIPS HELP file for GRIPE in 31DEC19
As of Wed Feb 20 16:16:46 2019
GRIPE: Verb to enter a complaint/suggestion to AIPS group.
GRNAME User name
GRPHONE Phone number
GRIPE will ask for values of these adverbs and set
them to your answers if they are blank initially.
Use: GRIPE is used to make an entry in a file of suggestions and
complaints directed to the managers and programmers of the AIPS
system. It also sends the entry immediately to them via e-mail.
Each entry should, in time, receive a formal, internally published
reply. The verb will ask you for your name, address, and phone
number and expect a one-line answer for each. It asks for this
information only if the relevant adverbs are blank. In this case,
it will fill in the adverb values with your responses. Then it
will ask you for your suggestion or complaint and will read many
lines (one line at a time). To terminate your Gripe, leaving it
recorded in the file, type _END or _end. To terminate your Gripe
without recording it in the file, type _FORGET or _forget. To
assist the staff, please (1) confine each Gripe to a specific
topic, (2) give details, and (3) use upper/lower case letters in
your typing. The verb automatically records the version of the
AIPS program you are using and the name of the computer on which
you are using it. If the gripe refers to these, there is no need
to enter that information. If it refers to some other version or
computer, please tell us. There is no editing verb for Gripes,
although the verb GRDROP will delete any specified gripe (by
number). To find your gripe number use the verbs GRINDEX and
GRLIST to index all current Gripes and to list any specified
Gripe, respectively. Thus, one edits a gripe by adding a new
gripe with or without GRDROPing the previous one.
Adverbs: Used if not blank, else filled in.
GRNAME......User name - 20 characters.
GRADDRES....User address - 48 characters.
GRPHONE.....User phone number - 16 characters.
GREMAIL.....User email address - 48 characters.
Gripes may also be submitted from outside AIPS. The program is run by
entering one of
depending on which version of AIPS you normally use. See HELP GRIPR.