AIPS NRAO AIPS HELP file for MSGKILL in 31DEC18



As of Tue Jun 19 17:44:02 2018


MSGKILL: Pseudoverb to turn on/off the message file.

INPUTS

          Grammar:      MSGKILL TRUE    turn off message file.
                        MSGKILL FALSE   turn message file on.
          All messages from AIPS and tasks started after turning
          off the message file will appear on the terminal and
          then be lost.  This is not recommended.

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MSGKILL
Type:  Pseudoverb
Use:   To turn on and off the use of the message file or to
       suppress messages entirely.  This pseudoverb may be one
       of several commands on a line and is invoked with the
       grammar 
              MSGKILL  TRUE         turns off message file
              MSGKILL            suppress messages of
                                       priority <= 
              MSGKILL  FALSE        turn on all messages & file
       On MSGKILL TRUE, all messages will be displayed on the
       terminal , but no messages go to the message file.  On
       MSGKILL m, where m = 2 - 10, all messages <= m in
       priority are suppressed from BOTH the terminal and the
       file.  Messages with m > 5 are error messages and should
       not be totally suppressed; m = 5 is usually for "serious"
       answers; and m < 5 are for informative matters.

       This parameter is known only to those tasks started after
       it has been specified.  The use of this option is not
       recommended.  Important messages, be they primary answers
       from verbs and tasks or significant error messages will
       be lost while MSGKILL is set to TRUE.  The programming
       staff will not help you with your problems under these
       conditions.

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