AIPS HELP file for PRTMSG in 31DEC18
As of Sat Jun 23 2:17:29 2018
PRTMSG: Verb to print the message log file
PRIORITY 0.0 10.0 Print messages at or above
PRNUMBER -1.0 15.0 AIPS number to be printed
0 -> current, -1 -> all
PRTASK Restrict to task name(s)
PRTIME 0.0 999.9 Only messages younger than
PRTIME (in days) printed
DOCRT -3.0 132.0 > 0 => output on terminal
> 72 => width of terminal
Printer disk file to save
Use: Prints contents of message file including log of input
commands and messages produced by AIPS and by tasks shed
by AIPS. This verb no longer deletes the messages.
Please use CLRMSG to keep your message files small.
If you are interactive and request a print to the actual line
printer (OUTPRINT=' '; DOCRT <= 0), then PRTMSG will ask for
confirmation if the message file contains more than 600 lines.
Enter YES or yes to get the print out, and other character to do
no printing. Note that the test is done on the total size of
the message file, neglecting any omissions that might be caused
by PRNUMBER, PRTASK, and PRTIME.
PRIORITY....Limit print to message having priority >= PRIORITY
Message level 0 (user inputs) is also printed when
PRIORITY <= 5.
PRNUMBER....Selects the AIPS number of the messages to be
printed. 0 => your current one, -1 => all. See
HELP PRNUMBER for some details.
PRTASK......Selects the programs whose messages are to be
printed. Any program name whose first characters
match the first non-blank characters of PRTASK
will be selected. Thus, PRTASK = 'UV' will cause
the messages of UVMAP, UVSUB, UVCOP, etc. to be
printed. ' ' => all tasks by this rule.
NOTE: messages from GO, INPUTS, and all other
verbs are messages from AIPS not from any other
PRTIME......Only messages younger than PRTIME days will be
printed. <= 0 => all times printed.
DOCRT.......False (<= 0) use the line printer if OUTPRINT = ' '
else write named OUTPRINT file only.
With the file, DOCRT=-2 suppresses the page-feed
character in the header lines. DOCRT=-3 suppresses
the header lines except at the start.
True (> 0) use the terminal interactively. The task will
use the actual terminal width as a display limit
unless 72 < DOCRT < width. In that case, the display
limit will be DOCRT characters.
OUTPRINT....Disk file name in which to save the line printer output.
' ' => use scratch and print immediately for interactive
jobs - batch jobs use OUTPRINT = 'PRTFIL:BATCHjjj.nnn'
(jjj= job #, nnn = user #). When OUTPRINT is not blank,
multiple outputs are concatenated, and the file is not