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PCS mode

The parameter system includes support for an alternative command-line syntax, required by the PCS tools. This mode is selected using the following environment variable:

   setenv SAS_CLMODE PCS

In this mode, only the parameter names CCF, SF, COEFF and ODF should be specified. These options should have a single minus sign and be followed by a space-separated list of arguments. Arguments before the first of these flags are assumed to be ODF items.

For example, the following PCS command line:

   foo odf1 odf2 -COEFF co1 co2 -CCF ccf1 ccf2 -SP res

is equivalent to the following SAS command line:

   foo --ODF="odf1 odf2" --COEFF="co1 co2" --CCF="ccf1 ccf2" --SP=res

PCS mode should not be used for normal SAS tools. PCS mode is a deprecated feature, which may disappear if later releases of the PCS tools use the normal SAS format.



XMM-Newton SOC -- 2021-11-30