Environemnt Variables

KEPLER_DATA

sets the “data path” (see also: variable :kv”datapath) where KEPLER looks for data files if they cannot be found in the local directory. If the environment variable “KEPLER_DATA” is set, KEPLER will look in the path specified in the variable for data files if they cannot be found in the local directory or the directory specified in “datapath” (if set). This allows for a machine-dependent setting of the data path and is probably the best way in most cases when general/global files are to be used. The character ?” (tilde) is replaced by the value of the system variable “HOME”, allowing to specify paths in a machine-independent way.

Example setup for bash to be placed in the .bashrc file:

export KEPLER_DATA=${HOME}/kepler/local_data/

Example setup for tcsh to be placed in the .tcshrc file:

setenv KEPLER_DATA ${HOME}/kepler/local_data/

New In Version <15.0.0.

KEPLER_MAIL

KEPLER_USER

If both variables are set, KEPLER will send an email to the address specified in KEPLER_USER using the mail program specified in KEPLER_MAIL when it terminates. This can be useful when several instances of KEPLER are run simultaneously.

New In Version <15.0.0.

Deprecated Since Version <16.0.0: This has never been really used and may no longer work properly.

Mongo Environment Variables

FONTDAT

where to find fonts.dat

FONTNEW

where to find fonts.vis

HELPFILE

where to find help.dat

MONGOPS

directory where to find MONGO postscript files.

Example setup for bash to be placed in the .bashrc file:

export HELPFILE=$HOME/kepler/mongo_dp64/help.dat
export FONTDAT=$HOME/kepler/mongo_dp64/fonts.dat
export FONTNEW=$HOME/kepler/mongo_dp64/fonts.vis
export MONGOPS=$HOME/kepler/mongo_dp64/postscript/

Example setup for tcsh to be placed in the .tcshrc file:

setenv HELPFILE $HOME/kepler/mongo_dp64/help.dat
setenv FONTDAT $HOME/kepler/mongo_dp64/fonts.dat
setenv FONTNEW $HOME/kepler/mongo_dp64/fonts.vis
setenv MONGOPS $HOME/kepler/mongo_dp64/postscript/

New In Version <15.0.0.