FTOOLS: Parameter File Manipulation Tasks (xpiutils)

This subpackage of FTOOLS contains tasks for manipulating the parameter file for an ftools task.

The following tasks were released in the latest distribution of the HEASARC's FTOOLS package. Each task is hyperlinked to the help file distributed with the task. The same information can be obtained while running FTOOLS by typing the command fhelp {taskname}.

If you require further, or more detailed information on the parameter file tasks sub-package of FTOOLS, contact


Parameter File Tasks

Configure parameter files to user defaults
Get one or more parameters in an IRAF-style parameter file.
List parameters from one or more IRAF-style parameter files
Get the value of a parameter in an IRAF-style parameter file, with possible prompting.
Copy a fresh copy of the parameter file from the system.
Set one or more parameters in an IRAF-style parameter file.


If FTOOLS has been useful in your research, please reference this site (http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/ftools) and use the ASCL reference for HEASoft [ascl:1408.004] or the ASCL reference for the original FTOOLs paper [ascl:9912.002]:

Blackburn, J. K. 1995, in ASP Conf. Ser., Vol. 77, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems IV, ed. R. A. Shaw, H. E. Payne, and J. J. E. Hayes (San Francisco: ASP), 367.

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