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 AIPS can be started by running the command ''​aips''​. There is a small deviation from a standard AIPS setup here: AIPS can be started by running the command ''​aips''​. There is a small deviation from a standard AIPS setup here:
-  * If environment variable ''​$FITS''​ is set, its value is preserved, in stead of pointing to a location in ''​$AIPS_ROOT''​ which should ​then be writable ​by all users.+  * If environment variable ''​$FITS''​ is set, its value is preserved, in stead of pointing to a location in ''​$AIPS_ROOT'' ​(which would then need to be writeable ​by all users).
   * All computers have a local directory ''/​data1/​DA00''​ and the variable ''​$DA00''​ is made to point there.\\   * All computers have a local directory ''/​data1/​DA00''​ and the variable ''​$DA00''​ is made to point there.\\
 So please be aware that if you bypass our startup script to call ''​STARTAIPS.SH''​ directly, you will loose this setup, and all tasks will run very slow, because all ''​DA00''​ files will live on a disk on a central server. So please be aware that if you bypass our startup script to call ''​STARTAIPS.SH''​ directly, you will loose this setup, and all tasks will run very slow, because all ''​DA00''​ files will live on a disk on a central server.
  
-Users should also have a file ''​.dadevs''​ listing their personal data areas. We have a script called ''​aipsdisk-setup''​ that can create such a file, by default using all local disks.+Users should also have a file ''​.dadevs''​ listing their personal data areas. We have a script called ''​aipsdisk-setup''​ that can create such a file, by default using all local disks. See aips help ([[http://​www.aips.nrao.edu/​cgi-bin/​ZXHLP2.PL?​AIPS]]) for details about the .dadevs file and other methods to specify where your data lives.
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