The ACCEPT keyword forces the parameter system to accept the suggested value for every program parameter. This must be used with care because some parameters may not have suggested values and need a value to be specified in order to work properly. For example, CREFRAME must have a value specified for parameter OUTPIC, the name of the output data object. If you ran the program like this:
ICL> creframe accept
the program would fail because it does not know where to write the output data. However, if you ran the program like this:
ICL> creframe outpic=ramp accept
The program would generate an output image using suggested values for all the parameters except OUTPIC, and write the output to file RAMP.SDF.
Sometimes the keyword ACCEPT can be used alone. For example, you could follow the above command by the command:
ICL> look accept
and the central 7x7 array of the image created by CREFRAME would be displayed on your terminal without any parameter values being prompted for.
The symbol `
\' has the same effect as ACCEPT, thus:
ICL> look \
would have the same effect as the previous example -- and is much quicker to type.
ADAM The Starlink Software Environment