AIPS HELP file for TEKSRV in 31DEC18
As of Mon Jan 22 20:58:25 2018
Type: TEKSRV is a Tektronix graphics window server for AIPS
Use: TEKSRV (formerly TEKSERVER) is a program that runs inside an X
Window system terminal emulator and displays Tektronix graphics
output from AIPS in the terminal window.
You can choose which terminal emulator to use by setting the
AIPS_TEK_EMULATOR environment variable before starting AIPS. The
terminal emulator should support Tektronix-compatible graphics.
Possible values include the following.
xterm The terminal emulator that comes with MIT's X Window
System distribution. This is available on most
machines but may be unsupported or optional software.
It is usually the safest choice if you switch between
machines running different versions of UNIX. This is
none No terminal emulator (TEKSRV will not run).
By default, the TEK server window starts in iconized state.
This may not be obvious on some systems. When a TEK display is
executed, a second window will pop up with the plot. If this
does not work on your computer set the environment variable:
setenv AIPS_TEK_HOLD YES (tcsh type shells)
export AIPS_TEK_HOLD=YES (bash type shells)
before starting AIPS. The first TEK window should then appear
on the screen and will have to be closed with your window
manager when you are through with AIPS.
You can use the X Window System resource mechanism to customize
the colours used by the message server, the initial position in
which it appears and so on. You usually specify the resources by
typing them into a file that lives in your home directory and is
called either .Xdefaults or .Xresources (the usual rule is that
you use .Xdefaults if you start the window system with a special
command after loggin in and .Xresources if you log in through a
special window but there are exceptions: consult your system
manager if you are not sure which to use). The resources from
this file are automatically loaded into the window system when
you start it. You can also force new values to be loaded with
the xrdb command. For example:
xrdb -load ~/.Xdefaults
Resource names for the message window begin with AIPStek. The
actual resources available depend on the terminal emulator you
are using. You should consult your system documentation for a
complete list but the more important ones for the common terminal
types are given below.
More information about X Window System customization can be found
in the X Window System User's Guide published by O'Reilly and
Associates, and other X11 references.
Note that you do not need to set any resources for TEKSERVER to
Resources for xterm:
AIPStek*background Background colour (eg. navy)
AIPStek*foreground Foreground colour (eg. yellow)
AIPStek*iconGeometry Where to place the icon. The value should
be a standard geometry specification (eg.
+100+100). Setting this resource is not
recommended if you use the OPEN LOOK or
Motif window managers.
AIPStek*iconName The name to place under the icon.
AIPStek*iconStartup If set to True then TEKSERVER will be
started in iconic form
AIPStek*geometry The initial size and placement of the
AIPStek*scrollBar Set to True to turn the scroll bar on;
set to False to turn it off.
AIPStek*tekInhibit If True disallow Tektronix mode (set to
Recommended settings are: