SATAN command syntax
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SATAN Command Syntax and functional classes

The interactive SATAN command language offers several standard functions. It allows

The user communicates with the system through a terminal window (xterm, dtterm, aixterm or such like) by means of which he issues commands and receives the results of the processing, mainly in a graphical form in a separate graphic window. Generally the name of a command is chosen such that its purpose is more or less obvious. With few exceptions, the first letter of a command name denotes the functional class the command is belonging to:

A
Analyzer commands
D
Display commands
F
Fit commands
I
Input/output and global parameter commands
L
Linearization commands
M
Magnetic tape commands
$
System control commands
A few frequently used commands do not obey these naming rules (e.g. GO, HALT, HELP, EXIT, QUIT ).

An extensive description of the general command and parameter syntax you will find

here.


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