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software:pcfs_pfmed [2015/10/26 22:53] (current)
Jim Lovell created
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 +====== pfmed - Procedure File Manager and Editor ======
  
 +From [[ftp://​gemini.gsfc.nasa.gov/​pub/​fsdocs/​arch.pdf|Field System Programmer Reference Manual]] (Himwich, 1993):
 +> The pfmed program is used to edit and manipulate the procedure file libraries. It may be started from a shell prompt. A semaphore is used to coordinate access to the procedure libraries between boss and pfmed. This allows procedures to be edited even while they are in use. All changes that a user makes in an active procedure library are saved until the operator exits from pfmed. Then the next time boss is scheduled the changes are picked-up. In order to prevent file handling problems between pfmed and boss there are two special restrictions:​ the Field System cannot be started or stopped while pfmed is active and operator may not change the active procedure library with either a proc= or schedule= command while pfmed is running.
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 +===== Usage =====
 +  - Log on to the Field System machine assigned to the telescope where you want to edit the procedure
 +  - type ''​pfmed''​
 +  - Active procedure files and procedure file currently open in pfmed are given at startup
 +  - type ''​help''​ for a list of available commands. ​
 +  - type ''​exit''​ when finished so that any changes are applied
 +  - New/changed procedures are now implemented
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