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loopset - WXPloop setting program


loopset [parameters] [command]


Command Line Resource Default Description
-h help No Lists basic help information.
-df=filename default .wxpdef Sets the name of the resource file.
-na=name name heat Specifies the name used in resource file parsing.
-ba batch No Run program in batch mode
-me=level message out2 Specifies level of messages to be displayed
-wn=window window_num 0 Specifies the window number. This sets up a unique route between this program and WXPloop so that WXPloop can be run multiple times simultaneously.
-pa=parameter parameter none Specifies additional parameters:
  • to=secs - sets timeout on message queue
command command none
User prompt
Specifies the commands to be passed to the WXPloop program


The loopset program allows WXPloop's parameters to be changed. A IPC channel is used to communicate with the ingest program. When the loopset program establishes a connection with wxploop, the following prompt will appear:

   Message queue opened (id:nnnnnn)
   Connected to WXPloop program
      Type help for help

At this point, you may enter a WXPloop command. To see the list of WXPloop commands, check the wxploop command documentation. The loopset program continues to accept dataset commands until "quit" or "exit" commands are entered. If a valid command is specified from the resource file or command line, only that command will be processed and the program will exit.

Loopset Commands

There are some commands that are unique to loopset:

  • alloc - returns the first available window number above 20. One that hasn't been allocated yet.
  • test - tests to see if a window number is in use. Returns "found" or "not found".
  • clean - deletes an existing window number. Use this if a WXPloop has terminated improperly.



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Last updated by Dan Vietor on Oct 2, 1997