AIPS HELP file for MSGKILL in 31DEC18
As of Wed Jan 17 15:00:32 2018
MSGKILL: Pseudoverb to turn on/off the message file.
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.
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
MSGKILL TRUE turns off message file
MSGKILL suppress messages of
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