Sun/IRAF Site Manager's Guide

Sun/IRAF Site Manager's Guide

4.1. The SunView environment

The graphics and image display tools provided with IRAF operate within the SunView windowing environment much like the standard tools provided with SunView. To help illustrate the use of these tools, Sun/IRAF is distributed with a sample SunView environment already configured for the IRAF account. This consists of the following files in the IRAF account login directory, iraf$local.

.defaults
Sets up the defaults for how the window system looks, e.g., enables the custom rootmenu file.
.rootmenu
An example of a sophisticated, multilevel custom rootmenu, including entries for gterm and imtool.
.suntools
Defines a screen layout that includes gterm and imtool windows, including sizing and positioning the graphics window.
.sunview
Same as the .suntools file, which Sun plans to rename to .sunview in a future version of SunOS.
.ttyswrc
Defines some function keys for tty subwindows (gterm).

No one screen layout will suit all users or all applications. Everyone will wish to customize the workstation screen to suit their preferences and the type of work they are doing, but it is recommended that users copy these files to serve as a starting point.