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Help-file syntax

Each command in MIDAS must have its own help-file which can be used by the on-line help facility. The name of the file is constructed from the command name and qualifier. The name is in lower case and consists of the first six characters of the command name with the first four characters of the qualifier appended. If the command name is shorter than six characters, an underscore '_' is inserted to separate the two fields. The help files have the extension '.hlq' . They contain a number of sections with different help information. The format and an example of a help file for the command READ/DESC is given in the Appendix [*].

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