|IMAGET||Name of file to be converted. You may use wildcards. If the extension is not included, then both .DAT and .LAB files will be converted. You may not include a path name.|
|cpupar||You may specify a code for the translation mode here. If you do
not include this, CON_RDAF will prompt you.
The supported types are as follows:
VAX VAXstations, MicroVAX
MIPSEL DECstations, IBM 386 (IEEE little-endian)
SPARC SparcStations, Sun 4nn, Macs (IEEE big-endian)
If you are uncertain which type your machine is you can run INTDAFMT:
|TYPE||Internal data format of machine. Supported types are 'ieeebig', 'ieeelittle', and 'vaxformat'.|
|RMS||Record Management Services. Set to 1 for Vaxes or MIPSELs running VMS or ULTRIX. Set to 0 for other systems.|
Both parameters are output parameters that you can print (e.g., ``print,type'').
There is an analogous procedure for SAV files:
This procedure expects the filename to be entered without the .SAV extension. Wildcards are acceptable.
No conversion is necessary with FITS files. Just be sure to transfer them in binary mode.
FILE_CONVERT.TXT describes differences in data formats on various platforms. It's a plain text file located in the MANUALS subdirectory of the IUERDAF account.