AIPS HELP file for HINOTE in 31DEC22
As of Fri Mar 31 20:06:47 2023
HINOTE: Verb to add user-generated lines to the history file
INNAME Image name(name).
INCLASS Image name(class).
INSEQ 0.0 9999.0 Image name(seq. #). 0=>high
INDISK 0.0 9.0 Disk drive #. 0=>any
DOHIST -1.0 1.0 > 0 => prepend HINOTE to line
PRTASK Pre-pend PRTASK to COMMENT if
DOHIST <= 0
Line to add: ' ' => prompted
for 1 or more lines
File to append to HI (if
COMMENT = ' ')
Use: HINOTE allows the user to add lines of text to the history file
of an image or uv data set. One or more lines which partly
optionally begin with 'HINOTE ' followed by user-provided text
will be added to the history file. If COMMENT and INTEXT are
blank and the user is running interactively, then the user will
be prompted to add as many lines as desired. The addition ends
when the user enters either _END or _end. If COMMENT is blank
and INTEXT is not, then INTEXT is appended to the history file.
Only the first 64 (or 72 if DOHIST <= 0) characters in each line
and the first 20000 lines of INTEXT will be used. Note that
this verb will create a history file if necessary, so it may be
used to fix up missing history files should they occur.
INNAME......Image name(name). Standard defaults.
INCLASS.....Image name(class). Standard defaults.
INSEQ.......Image name(seq. #). 0 => highest.
INDISK......Disk drive # of image. 0 => any.
DOHIST......For reading text files only: > 0 => each line has the
string "HINOTE " prepended before it is added to the
history file. <= 0 => the lines from the text file are
directly copied. For COMMENT or prompted notes, PRTASK
is pre-pended instead.
PRTASK......"Task" name to be prepended to history lines when using
COMMENT or interactive (prompted) lines.
COMMENT.....64-character line to add to the history file. If
COMMENT and INTEXT are blank and the AIPS is
interactive, the user will be prompted to enter as many
lines of text as desired (with the prompt character @).
A line containing the characters "_END" or "_end"
(without the quotes) terminates the input.
NOTE: it is not possible to get the single quote (')
character into COMMENT from a POPS typed input. When
using COMMENT, the character " will be changed to '.
INTEXT......If COMMENT = ' ' and INTEXT is not blank, INTEXT
specifies a text file to be appended to the history.
Only the first 64 (72 if DOHIST <= 0) characters of each
line and only the first 20000 lines of INTEXT are used.