The applications which create a new catalogue from an existing one
catselect, catcoord, catchartrn, catphotomtrn and catgscin) all have a uniform option to control the amount of textual information that they write to the new catalogue.
By default the textual information for the new catalogue is a copy of the textual information for the original catalogue (which is usually what is required). However, options are available to either copy all the details of the original catalogue (including the column and parameter definitions) as textual information for the new catalogue or to copy no textual information to the new catalogue.
These options are invoked by specifying an extra item on the command line when the application is invoked. For example, for catcopy:
The other applications include exactly the same way option. There must be
one or more spaces between the application name and the `text=' item.
CURSA Catalogue and Table Manipulation Applications