Long form synonym, single option*
||--manual||Do not start the robot automatically. Requires "startrobot" command.||otherwise the robot will start automatically, minutes before sunset|
||--emulate||Emulate the CCD camera and telescope hardware.||"Simulation mode", for software tests.
||--park|| Park the telescope and exit the program
(robot is NOT started)
|The Park position can be at zenith or
the pole, as set in the configuration file.
||--loglevel=n||Start robot with a logging level (n=0..8),
||logging level applies to the current session
|0 = 'Emergency', system is unusable|
|1 = 'Alert', serious error, action must be taken immediately|
|2 = 'Critical', critical conditions|
|3 = 'Error', standard error conditions|
|4 = 'Warning', user is normally informed about it but may be ignored|
|5 = 'Notice', normal but significant conditions|
|6 = 'Info', informational messages (a.k.a. verbose)|
|7 = 'Debug', normally not shown to the user, disabled in release mode||currently used value in the configuration
|8 = 'Debug level 2', extra verbose debug output|
||--email=EMAILADDR||Start the robot but email the error reports to the given address||to send error reports to an address different
from that in the configuration file (currently nom), e.g. yourself.
||--daemon||run in the background (as a daemon)||not yet used at ING
||--testtelescope||Check whether the telescope is online and then exit||Does not start robot. Useful check for
||--testccd||Check whether the CCD camera is online and then exit||Does not start robot. Useful check for
||--recalcseeing=DBNAME||Recalculate all seeing values for the centroids in the database DBNAME. Note: to recalculate data that was recorded in emulation mode, combine the -E option with this||DANGER!
Executable by "root".
can overwrite current DB!!!
||-x, --recalcext=DBNAME||Recalculate all extinction AND seeing values for the centroids in the database DBNAME. Note: to recalculate data recorded in emulation mode, combine the -E option with this||DANGER!
Executable by "root".
can overwrite current DB
||-n, --dbnowrite||Test mode, do not write recalculated seeing values to the database.||Only works in combination with the option
||-v, --version||Print version information and exit||Prints version at start with all options
in any case.
||--status||Starts robot using current window as a Status Screen (ncurses)||Alternative to a scrolling-message output.
Can be unclear unless window correct size.
||--testseeing [files]||Calculate a seeing value from the fits-files given on the command line. Also shows detailed information on the way it is calculated. The altitude is read from the files.|
||--watchdogcheck||Check whether the RoboDIMM software (this software) is still functioning properly. If that is not the case, the telescope will be parked and all robodimm instances will be killed.|