fdelrow -- Delete specified rows in a FITS table
fdelrow infile[ext#] firstrow nrows confirm proceed
This task deletes rows in a FITS table. Since the input FITS file is modified by this utility, the user is given an opportunity to confirm before deleting the rows.
At this point the user may proceed or quit without modifying the input FITS file.
On the other hand if the 'CONFIRM' hidden parameter in the parameter file is set to NO, then the specified rows will be deleted without query.
1. Delete the rows 1-20 in the second extension of the file test.fits, without querying for confirmation.
ft> fdelrow test.fits+2 1 20 Y Y
For the safety, the user has to specify the extension name or number explicitly in input file name. If the user does not give an extension number or name, the program will generate an error message and quit.
ftdelrow. fv, the interactive FITS file editor, can also be used to delete rows from a FITS table.