void dasdc_c ( SpiceInt handle )
Delete the entire comment area of a previously opened binary
Variable I/O Description
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handle I The handle of a binary DAS file opened for writing.
handle The handle of a binary DAS file that is to have its
entire comment area deleted. The DAS file should have
been opened with write access.
1) If the binary DAS file attached to `handle' is not open with
write access, an error will be signaled by a routine called
by this routine.
See argument `handle' in $ Detailed_Input.
Binary DAS files contain an area which is reserved for storing
annotations or descriptive textual information about the data
contained in a file. This area is referred to as the ``comment
area'' of the file. The comment area of a DAS file is a line
oriented medium for storing textual information. The comment area
preserves any leading or embedded white space in the line(s) of text
which are stored, so that the appearance of the information will be
unchanged when it is retrieved (extracted) at some other time.
Trailing blanks, however, are NOT preserved, due to the way that
character strings are represented in standard Fortran 77.
This routine will delete the entire comment area from the binary
DAS file attached to `handle'. The size of the binary DAS file will
remain unchanged. The space that was used by the comment records
`handle' be the handle for a DAS file which has been opened
with write access.
dasdc_c ( handle )
will delete the entire comment area of the binary DAS file
attached to `handle'.
N.J. Bachman (JPL)
K.R. Gehringer (JPL)
-CSPICE Version 1.0.0, 11-NOV-2016 (NJB) (KRG)
delete das comment area