The prompt IDA normally is followed by a list of default-files. Most commands operate on these files. To operate on other files, enter a new filelist, followed by a command or not.
IDA> command group f* (files: input, output, creation, reorganisation in on-line-memory) fl = load from disk fm = make fc = copy fdel= delete fx = exchange (fc and fdel) fw = write to disk
IDA () fl <filename> : load file(s)
Load data files into on-line memory. Usage : with argument : load one file without argument : loop (reply nothing [RETURN] to exit) If File names are given without extension, the program looks first for ".dat", then for ".asc". File formats : ILL-CrossX, IDA-binary, or IDA-ASCII
Source : FileWrite in i2.f, colling LoadSpectrum in i1.f
IDA (file-nos) fw : write file(s)
Save internal files on external device. Any files hold in IDA's on-line memory can be saved, including curves. As external filename, any valid path name is accepted. If filenames are given without extension, files will be saved as ".dat", except if ASCII-format is chosen in which case the extension will be ".asc". Recommended storage format is IDA-binary; use IDA-ASCII if data shall be send to sites with different operating system.
Source : FileLoad in i2.f, calling SaveSpectrum in i1.f
IDA (file-nos) fdel : delete files
Files are deleted from on-line memory. There is no way to recover deleted files. Use "fw" to save results.
Source : FileKill in i3.f, calling FileDel in i2.f
IDA (file-nos) fc : copy files
Duplicate files in on-line memory.
Source : FileCopy in i3.f
IDA (file-nos) fx : exchange order of files
Files are copied to the end of the on-line memory, then deleted from their original positions.
Source : FileCopy and FileKill in i3.f
IDA () fm : make a new file
Create a new on-line file. This option is used to enter data manually, or to convert foreign formats. It includes the older conversion program any2ied. For converting foreign data formats, first go through the interactive questions section. Then, the program asks to enter spectra in a format you have determined before. At this point, use "\ie <filename>" to read the data points from an external file.
Source : FileMake in i3.f