Enters a McIDAS command in the system command scheduler.
SKE day time repeat interval [keywords] "command
day to initiate the command; valid date formats include YYYYDDD, YYYY/MM/DD, and DD/MON/YYYY where YYYY, DDD, MM, and DD are integers and MON is three or more letters, for example, JAN or JANUARY (default=current)
number of times to run the command; if you enter 999999, the word MANY replaces it in the header and the command is run until you suspend or delete it from the scheduler using the SKU command (default=1)
late tolerance, HH:MM:SS; if the workstation is down or too busy for the command to run, the late tolerance determines how much time can pass before the command is skipped; if 10 to 24 hours are specified, the word BIG appears in the header; three seconds (:00:03) is the minimum acceptable time (default=1 hour)
The first line of output from this command indicates if the scheduler is on or off. Scheduled commands will run only if the scheduler is on. Use the SKU command to turn the scheduler on or off.
You can run multiple scheduler processes. Use the FILE keyword to identify the file name for the scheduler process. See the SKED command for more information.
To run a command stored in the workstation string table, precede the string name with two pound (##) signs. That is, enter "##string in place of "command. For example:
TE MAP "MAP MID
SKE 97300 12 "##MAP
SKE 97240 13:30 2 24:00 ID=3003 "IMGLIST GOES/VIS.ALL
This entry runs the command IMGLIST GOES/VIS.ALL at 13:30 UTC on each of two consecutive days (97240, 97241). The assigned ID for reference is 3003.
SKE #Y 09:05 999999 3 PROJ=7777 "SFCLIST KSTL OPTION=PRECIP
This entry runs command SFCLIST KSTL OPTION=PRECIP every three hours every day beginning with the current day at 09:05 UTC.
SKE 98001 0 999999 1 "RUN "PTABLE MID$(TIME$,1,2), "HOUR"
This entry runs the specified RUN command every hour, on the hour, beginning with day 98001 at 00:00 UTC. The RUN command sets the value of the string HOUR to the current hour for use in commands like PTDISP and PTLIST.