AIPS HELP file for TELL in 31DEC22
As of Tue May 30 12:39:27 2023
TELL: Verb to send parameters to a task from AIPS in execution
OPTELL TELL operation code
TASK Task name
NUMTELL 0.0 35.0 AIPS number of running task
Version of task desired.
Task name may be inserted as an immediate argument
i.e TELL TASK or TELL 'TASK'
Use: Sends selected parameters to those tasks that know how to
use this option. Use SHOW TASK to review these
parameters. TELL works by putting the parameters in a
file. At some later time, the task reads this file and
acts on the request.
OPTELL...Nature of the operation:
'ABOR' Die now, reset file statuses and delete
'QUIT' Die now, but save the current output
'CHAN' Change the running parameters.
TASK.....Requested task name (5 characters or less).
NUMTELL..AIPS number of the task to be "told" - this allows
you to tell batch jobs to terminate gracefully.
0 => current AIPS number.
DOWAIT...Logical adverb. True (> 0) specifies that AIPS
not resume until the requested task has finished.
VERSION..Desired version of the task, i.e. 'NEW', 'OLD'. See
HELP VERSION for details.
Grammar: TELL or TELL taskname
The first TELLs the task referred to by the
adverb TASK. The second TELLs the task 'taskname'.
Examples: TASK='CNTR'; TELL TELLs the task CNTR
TELL IMAGR TELLs the task IMAGR.
Note that the adverb TASK is not set to 'IMAGR' in
the second example.
Tasks which support this capability:
APCLN.....Deconvolves images with B. G. Clark CLEAN method.
Can change DOTV, NITER, beam, and other parameters.
IMAGR.....Wide-field and/or wide-frequency Cleaning / imaging.
Can change quite a few parameters
SCMAP.....Imaging plus self-calibration loop with editing
Can change several imaging and self-cal parameters.
SCIMG.....Full-featured imaging plus self-calibration loop with
editing. Can change imaging, editing, and self-cal
SDCLN.....Deconvolves images with CLEAN followed by SDI
methods. Can change DOTV, NITER, beam, and other
UTESS.....Deconvolves multiple images with maximum entropy
methods - for images of polarization. Can change
DOTV, NITER, other parameters.
VTESS.....Deconvolves multiple images with maximum entropy
methods. Can change DOTV, NITER, other parameters.
Tasks which support QUIT or ABOR operations only:
MCUBE.....Builds n+1 (or n) dimensional images from sets of