If you don't like KAPPA's parameter defaults, or its choice
of which parameters get prompted for and which get defaulted, then you
can change them. Extract the interface file from
/star/kappa/kappa_ifls.tar to your work directory and make the required modifications, and then recompile it. See SUN/115 on the meanings and possible values of the fieldnames, and how to recompile the interface file. If you use ICL, you'll need to modify a monolith interface file: $KAPPA_DIR/kappa_mon.ifl, kapview_mon.ifl or ndfpack_mon.ifl. Finally, you will need to specify a search path that includes the directory containing your modified interface file.
% setenv ADAM_IFL /home/scratch/dro/ifls:/usr/local/kappa
This asks Starlink programmes to look in /home/scratch/dro/ifls
to find the interface file, and if there isn't one to look in /usr/local/kappa. If the interface file search is unsuccessful, the
directory containing the executable is assumed. Thus if you've not
created your own interface file for a task, you'll get the released
version. Of course, once you have done this, the documentation in
specifications will no longer be correct.
KAPPA --- Kernel Application Package