AIPS HELP file for INNAME in 31DEC13
As of Thu May 23 11:42:22 2013
Type: Adverb (String*12)
Use: Data files are stored in AIPS under logical names which
have 3 parts: a 12-character "name" field, a 6-character
"class" field, and a numeric "sequence number" field.
INNAME is used to specify the "name" field for the first
(or only) input data file used by a verb or task. This
adverb is handled by AIPS tasks and verbs under special
"wildcard" rules. These rules determine which test
strings (e.g. image names in the catalog) match the
user-specified string. Except for '*', '?', and trailing
blanks (when an * is present), all characters specified
in INNAME must exactly match the corresponding characters
in the test string. A '?' in INNAME matches any single
character in the test string. An '*' in INNAME matches
0 or more characters in the test string. Thus, INNAME
= '*' matches any test string. INNAME = 'A?B*D' matches
'ASBD', 'A BXYZD D', and 'A3B45678901D', but does not
match 'ABCD' or 'ASBCDE'.
Null value: ' '
Taken as '*' unless the Help file for the specific task
or verb states otherwise.