XMM-Newton Science Analysis System
oal (oal-3.122.1) [xmmsas_20130501_1901-13.0.0]
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The OAL functions need to access various constituents
in the ODF that is currently being processed. The name
of the directory containing the ODF can be passed to the OAL in either of
the following two ways:
The name of the summary file is assumed to end in SUM.SAS or
SUM.ASC with the former taking precedence over the latter.
- Each task making use of the OAL has an optional command line parameter
-odf (short form: -o) whose value is taken as the ODF
- The user can specify the name via the environment variable
A command line override supersedes any assignment made to
SAS_ODF, i.e., the directory pointed at via SAS_ODF is
ignored in this case. A fatal error condition is raised if neither
SAS_ODF is set nor an ODF is specified on the command line
It is also possible to assign directly the name of an ODF summary file
to SAS_ODF or the task's -odf parameter.
This should be used if a directory contains more than one ODF.
For more information please consult the documentation
of package taskmain.
XMM-Newton SOC/SSC -- 2013-05-02